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When entering the baseball stadium does security just look through your bags or, do they pat you down or wand you?
Your other thread got locked and so will this one. Just don't go if you don't feel safe enough.
It's a violation of GA law to carry at athletic or sporting events.Georgia Code 1611127
A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when he carries (Police, Military and others listed under GC 1611130 are exempt)
· To or while at a public gathering any explosive compound, firearm, or knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense.
· (b) For the purpose of this Code section, "public gathering" shall include, but shall not be limited to, athletic or sporting events, churches or church functions, political rallies or functions, publicly owned or operated buildings, or establishments at which alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises. Nothing in this Code section shall otherwise prohibit the carrying of a firearm in any other public place by a person licensed or permitted to carry such firearm by this part.
· (c) This Code section shall not apply to competitors participating in organized sport shooting events. Law enforcement officers, peace officers retired from state or federal law enforcement agencies, judges, magistrates, solicitorsgeneral, and district attorneys may carry pistols in publicly owned or operated buildings.
· (d) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this Code section if a person notifies a law enforcement officer or other person employed to provide security for a public gathering of the presence of such item as soon as possible after learning of its presence and surrenders or secures such item as directed by the law enforcement officer or other person employed to provide security for a public gathering."
That being established, suggesting how best to skirt the law is against GT Rule #1.
Please do not do it.
They wand you since 9/11. Before that it was just a cursory look through your carry in bags. Today, it's almost airline level.
And they won't tolerate a 1" blade on a little multi tool on your key chain. Just like the airlines.
And GlockforGoons, it's not about safety IN the stadium, it's on the way to your vehicle AFTER the game at 11pm or whenever. Now it's generally benign nowadays with Turner Field and the parking lots. But back in the Fulton Co Stadium days you could be parked god knows where and I've had some moments escorting folks to their cars back in the '90's.
But today, you ain't getting in with anything useful so don't try.
Another member here posted about his experience at Turner Field. They wouldn't let him in with ANYTHING. Security even made him throw a small can of pepper spray in the trash before they would allow him in.
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