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OCGA 16-11-128 said:
A person commits the offense of carrying a pistol without a license when he has or carries on or about his person, outside of his home, motor vehicle, or place of business, any pistol or revolver without having on his person a valid license issued by the judge of the probate court of the county in which he resides
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Also see O.C.G.A. 16-11-129

O.C.G.A. 16-11-129 (e)
...It shall be required that any license holder under this Code section have in his or her possession his or her valid license whenever he or she is carrying a pistol or revolver under the authority granted by this Code section, and his or her failure to do so shall be prima-facie evidence of a violation of Code Section 16-11-128.

So yes, if you have a license but forget it at home and get caught carrying without it you would be charged.
 

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There is no known database for the GFL. So if a LEO wants to verify he would have to call the probate court in the county it was issued in. Imagine trying to check a GFL at 3am or in another state that honors Georgia.

The law also says that you have to have a GFL on your person or it is the same thing as not having one, so you could be charged. You might get lucky and the judge dismiss the case once you showed that you had a valid GFL, who knows though.
 

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foshizzle said:
Make photocopies of your GFL. Can't be any less official than the joke of an official document they issue us in the first place. Keep them in your car and stuff.
Would that even be legitimate? I know that probably wouldn't be considered altering, but still.
 

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foshizzle said:
Make photocopies of your GFL. Can't be any less official than the joke of an official document they issue us in the first place. Keep them in your car and stuff.
From section 129:
(g) Alteration or counterfeiting of license; penalty. A person who deliberately alters or counterfeits such a license card commits a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one nor more than five years.
 
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