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I have a doctor's appointment at Emory Hospital off Clifton Road. I have a GFL, and was hoping to go to the shooting range afterwards. I would like to bring my G22 and Remington 870 along. Is it legal to leave my firearms in my car on the parking deck while I attend my appointment? I would assume so because it is a private hospital....What do you guys think?
 

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University property.

O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1
Carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on school property

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) "School safety zone" means in, on, or within 1,000 feet of any real property owned by or leased to any public or private elementary school, secondary school, or school board and used for elementary or secondary education and in, on, or within 1,000 feet of the campus of any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or institution of postsecondary education.

http://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/?t ... tion=127.1
 

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GSUSnake is correct and you take a risk if you choose to ignore this section of the law.

That being said, I take my wife to Emory every couple of months for treatments and given the choice of the risks involved in NOT taking my weapon vs. taking my weapon, let's just say I make the prudent choice every time! 8)

Just one of those personal decisions we each have to make for ourselves.
 

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We had a situation here in Macon a few years ago where a buddy of mine was cleaning out his car for his daughter to drive to school. He was doing so at night-first day of school was the next morning. While cleaning out the car, he put a pocket knife on the dash, and it slid forward into the defroster vent. His daughter did not see it the next morning, but when she pulled into the school parking lot, campus police did. She was expelled for carrying the knife onto school property. He fought the expulsion with an attorney and she was eventually re-instated, but it cost him about $600 or more in attorney fees.

Lesson learned - WATCH THE SCHOOL ZONES !
 

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What about the exceptions?

Doesn't 16-11-127.1 go on to say:

(c) The provisions of this Code section shall not apply to...:

(8 A weapon which is in a locked compartment of a motor vehicle or one which is in a locked container in or a locked firearms rack which is on a motor vehicle which is being used by an adult over 21 years of age to bring to or pick up a student at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school, or when such vehicle is used to transport someone to an activity being conducted on school property which has been authorized by a duly authorized official of the school; provided, however, that this exception shall not apply to a student attending such school;
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(d)(1) This Code section 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; provided, 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, other than fireworks the possession of which is regulated by Chapter 10 of Title 25.
 

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budder said:
pro2am, but those don't apply on school property. I posted that earlier, then deleted it when I realized that :p
Okay, I'll agree that C8 is probably not an exception due to the school activity wording.

So, the only reason d1 doesn't apply is because Emory is actually school property rather than in the "school safety zone"?

If Emory was in the zone only, then the lawful business wording would mean that it is allowed I guess.
 

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Welcome to my life.

I've made it a point most days to drive home, arm myself, and then go about my daily business after I'm done with school.
 

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ntech said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
It is a felony.
I think MP gave the most simple answer. I'll go with that.
Who would ever know if all you did was park in the parking lot...hell...I doubt most cops would even know enough about the law to associate the hospital with the school...and thus a school zone.

It's kinda like leaving your gun in your console at the Applebees parking lot, while technically illegal....who would ever know? What are the odds that a GA LEO would know the law or even care?

YMMV
 

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The first of two scenarios would involve a crook that broke into your vehicle and stole your firearm while it was parked in a prohibited area. You would have to report it, and the LEO would ask about the location of the incident, which you would reply....:^o

Secondly, in the unlikely event that you were stopped for some reason in the parking lot of a prohibited area, the LEO may ask the question, "Do you have any weapons in the car?" What do you do? If you lie, you risk an additional charge, if you tell the truth you are screwed.

Both are unlikely, but possible.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
ntech said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
It is a felony.
I think MP gave the most simple answer. I'll go with that.
Who would ever know if all you did was park in the parking lot...hell...I doubt most cops would even know enough about the law to associate the hospital with the school...and thus a school zone.

It's kinda like leaving your gun in your console at the Applebees parking lot, while technically illegal....who would ever know? What are the odds that a GA LEO would know the law or even care?

YMMV
I'm confused...why is this illegal?
 

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Aberk said:
GAGunOwner said:
ntech said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
It is a felony.
I think MP gave the most simple answer. I'll go with that.
Who would ever know if all you did was park in the parking lot...hell...I doubt most cops would even know enough about the law to associate the hospital with the school...and thus a school zone.

It's kinda like leaving your gun in your console at the Applebees parking lot, while technically illegal....who would ever know? What are the odds that a GA LEO would know the law or even care?

YMMV
I'm confused...why is this illegal?
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/bicevstate.htm
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/amorousvstate.htm
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/farmervstate.htm (This one is important!)
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/jordanvstate.htm
 

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gsusnake said:
Aberk said:
GAGunOwner said:
ntech said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
It is a felony.
I think MP gave the most simple answer. I'll go with that.
Who would ever know if all you did was park in the parking lot...hell...I doubt most cops would even know enough about the law to associate the hospital with the school...and thus a school zone.

It's kinda like leaving your gun in your console at the Applebees parking lot, while technically illegal....who would ever know? What are the odds that a GA LEO would know the law or even care?

YMMV
I'm confused...why is this illegal?
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/bicevstate.htm
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/amorousvstate.htm
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/farmervstate.htm (This one is important!)
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/jordanvstate.htm
I'm pretty sure that every Applebee's I've ever been to makes more than 50% gross food/beverage sales from prepared meals and is no longer considered a public gathering (unless a special event takes place there).

Am I missing something in the links that you posted that would make Applebees continue to be off-limits as a PG?

Cliffhanger
 
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