Being active in the real estate markets, I occasionally visit the ATL courthouse downtown to attend the foreclosure auction which is conducted on the front steps of the courthouse. Typically, there are as many as 200-300 people in attendance from the morning thru 4:00pm. Now, I knew I couldn't enter the courthouse while carrying, but wasn't sure about carrying while attending the auction on the steps. Wasn't sure if it was a "public gathering" or if the "courthouse" rules would apply. Anyway, yesterday I did a little experiment and decided to ask each and every LEO who entered or left the courthouse during the auction just to see what they thought. I simply told each of them that I had a GFL and was wondering if it was legal for me to carry concealed while spending the day at the auction on the courthouse steps. The result was a surprise! 11 out of 11 officers interrogated clearly stated that it was NOT A VIOLATION to carry concealed while attending the auction on the courthouse steps and they had no problem with it as long as I had a valid GFL. Go figure!!!