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There is no duty to inform. YMMV but I would not inform unless specifically asked or if the officer is about to find out anyway (you are about to be patted down, you are open carrying, you have to reach in its direction to get your paperwork, etc.). A routine traffic stop is not the time to inform in my opinion.

Per caselaw(Magesi) if an officer has reason to believe you have a gun he can search your person or vehicle. Even if you have the GFL, even if your aren't threatening, even if no crime is suspected. Please correct me if I'm wrong board lawyers.

The issue presented here is whether it is permissible under our federal and state Constitutions for an officer involved in a traffic stop to temporarily take physical possession of a firearm in a vehicle even though the driver has not given the officer reason to think he is dangerous. We conclude that our Constitutions permit such a practice.
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/megesivstate.htm
 

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Georgia has very broad and draconian laws. There are more off-limits places than any other state in the Union that actually allows carry. This is another reason not to inform.

How do you know that you aren't too close to a bus stop when pulled over (felony)?

What about a school (felony)?

Or a resturant that sells alcohol?

Church?

Etc, etc, etc............................
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Georgia has very broad and draconian laws. There are more off-limits places than any other state in the Union that actually allows carry. This is another reason not to inform.

How do you know that you aren't too close to a bus stop when pulled over (felony)?

What about a school (felony)?

Or a resturant that sells alcohol?

Church?

Etc, etc, etc............................
This code section does not apply to persons who are licensed under code 16-11-129 (Georgia Firearm License) or in accordance with code 43-38-10 (special carry licenses for security guards) 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.

and shall not prohibit any person who resides or works in a business or is in the ordinary course transacting lawful business or any person who is a visitor of such resident located within a school safety zone from carrying, possessing, or having under such person's control a weapon within a school safety zone(this code section does not apply to anyone carrying or transporting a weapon through the zone, or while conducting business while in the zone, or while visiting someone who resides in the zone. Be advised however if you step onto actual school property (while not picking up or dropping off a student), the building or land the building is situated on, then you are in violation even if you have a license. Be careful!) however, it shall be unlawful for any such person to carry, possess, or have under such person's control while at a school building or school function or on school property, a school bus, or other transportation furnished by the school any weapon or explosive compound.(16-11-127.1)
I thought you had safe passage through a school zone? The info in the GA gun laws seems a bit contradictory.
 

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Ace12 said:
Does Ga law state whether or not we have to inform LEO of CCW when pulled over for traffic violation ect....
There is no duty to inform, but apparently a cop can assume that you're guilty of anything and everything until you prove otherwise.

*Sarcasm Off* - No you do not have to inform the officer that you are carrying during a routine traffic stop.
 

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:exactly: What he said.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
legacy38 said:
I would advise that unless the firearm is somehow going to become an issue that you do not mention it or otherwise draw attention to it.
That's just because you are anti-Leo! :lol:
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legacy38 said:
I would advise that unless the firearm is somehow going to become an issue that you do not mention it or otherwise draw attention to it.
I agree.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
legacy38 said:
I would advise that unless the firearm is somehow going to become an issue that you do not mention it or otherwise draw attention to it.
That's just because you are anti-Leo! :lol:
So he hates himself?
 

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legacy38 said:
I would advise that unless the firearm is somehow going to become an issue that you do not mention it or otherwise draw attention to it.
The person who said this is a Georgia LEO. :D
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Georgia has very broad and draconian laws. There are more off-limits places than any other state in the Union that actually allows carry. This is another reason not to inform.

How do you know that you aren't too close to a bus stop when pulled over (felony)?

What about a school (felony)?

Or a resturant that sells alcohol?

Church?

Etc, etc, etc............................
This code section does not apply to persons who are licensed under code 16-11-129 (Georgia Firearm License) or in accordance with code 43-38-10 (special carry licenses for security guards) 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.

and shall not prohibit any person who resides or works in a business or is in the ordinary course transacting lawful business or any person who is a visitor of such resident located within a school safety zone from carrying, possessing, or having under such person's control a weapon within a school safety zone(this code section does not apply to anyone carrying or transporting a weapon through the zone, or while conducting business while in the zone, or while visiting someone who resides in the zone. Be advised however if you step onto actual school property (while not picking up or dropping off a student), the building or land the building is situated on, then you are in violation even if you have a license. Be careful!) however, it shall be unlawful for any such person to carry, possess, or have under such person's control while at a school building or school function or on school property, a school bus, or other transportation furnished by the school any weapon or explosive compound.(16-11-127.1)
I thought you had safe passage through a school zone? The info in the GA gun laws seems a bit contradictory.
You have "safe passage" through the 1,000 ft. "School Safety Zone" but this "safe passage" does not apply if you are on actual real property owned or leased by the school (for example you are pulled over by a LEO and stop in a school parking lot, you are NOT safe).
 

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Based on what I've read here, I think I'll recant my previous position and not inform, unless it is likely to become an issue.

Thanks fellas!!
 

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Brian618 said:
Based on what I've read here, I think I'll recant my previous position and not inform, unless it is likely to become an issue.

Thanks fellas!!
That's a wise choice. Less gun handling at a traffic stop is always the better choice.
 
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