Carrying close to a school/college.

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by Mastino177, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Mastino177

    Mastino177 Member

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    If a person is driving through a school zone (private, public, college)...can they have a weapon on them and/or in the car and be legal? Extention of your home should cover this, yes?
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Yes, as long as you're doing legal business or visiting a place of residence in that zone, or picking up/dropping off a student (granted you aren't a student there).

    O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1

     

  3. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    There is no such thing as this. Your car is not an extension of your home in Georgia.
     
  4. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    Well not for carrying a gun anyway.

    However one defense for use of Lethal Force is "defense of habitation" which includes your home, business and car.
     
  5. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    (7) A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10, when such person carries or picks up a student at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school or any weapon legally kept within a vehicle in transit through a designated school zone by any person other than a student;
     
  6. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    SigP229, there is also another provision in the code further down, (d)(1), that is also applicable in that case. (d)(1) doesn't have the "except a student" part in it.
     
  7. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    Thanks ptsmith24, I was reading that this morning. I think that mastino177 was just asking about driving thru a school zone and thought that para sounded appropriate.
     
  8. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    No problem. Gotta dig deep with some of this stuff, unfortunately.
     
  9. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    I'm certainly not smart enough to get all this...that's why I spend so much time on here trying to understand it all :lol: Good thing for you guys! :applause:
     
  10. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Whoa whoa whoa, I never said I was "smart enough". I don't think it's possible to be "smart enough" to understand it all. If it weren't there, or at least severely limited, no one would have much of a problem. :righton:, GCO.
     
  11. AeroShooter

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    To be clear: business in this case is an sort of legal busy-ness as opposed to conducting commerce, correct?
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!
     
  13. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I didn't think the law made the distinction.

    From 16-11-127.1(d)(1)
     
  14. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    Here is a hypothetical question. What if you are pulled over for a traffic violation right in front of a school (K-12) or College Campus?
     
  15. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Don't stop, keep driving to another area. Make sure the officer knows your intentions, though.
     
  16. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    That's logical, but what would you do under the circumstances that I posted.
     
  17. Gunstar1

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    Start arguing that you are still in transit even though he made you stop.
    or you are going through the zone to conduct lawful business.
     
  18. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Or just don't say anything at all, unless it absolutely HAS to come up.
     
  19. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Who's been lying to MP again? :wink:
     
  20. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    GS1, exactly what is the definition of " conducting lawful business?"