ga. firearm license does this mean you can carry concealed.

Discussion in 'Ga. County Licensing Information' started by willis, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. willis

    willis New Member

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    when you recieve your ga, firearm license-- does this mean you can carry your handgun concealed-- or do you have to have a different license to carry a concealed weapon.

    confused on this about--- ccw and ccl permits? or licenses.
     
  2. peashooter

    peashooter New Member

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    Yes you can carry concealed with GFL.
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    Re: ga. firearm license does this mean you can carry concea

    Only one permit, for the carry (open or concealed) of a pistol/handgun.

    CCW= Conceal Carry Weapon - Georgia does not allow the concealing of anything other than firerarm(s) with a license (no concealed knife, baton, asp, sword etc).

    Permit or license is just what a state calls it's own law. Georgia calls it a license. Georgia Firarms License to be exact.
    http://www.georgiapacking.org/gfl.php
     
  4. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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    Welcome to the boards Willis. Spend some time & search around & read some of the old posts & follow the links at the very top of the page. This site & the people on it are a wealth of good & dependable information.
     
  5. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    :righton:
     
  6. chp5

    chp5 New Member

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    Re: ga. firearm license does this mean you can carry concea

    This is a distinction that many miss. I moved up from FLA in 1998. FLA has a CCW.

    So, it's counter-intuitive, but you could legally carry a a pistol concealed with a GFL, but violate the law by carrying a certain type of knife (any type of knife "designed for offense or defense" - I think this is close to the code language).

    BTW - the city of ATL has an ordinance that limits knives to 3" blades or less.
     
  7. tanker301

    tanker301 New Member

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    Wait...is this a serious question?
     
  8. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Indeed it is. Nothing wrong with asking questions. We encourage people to follow the law here ;)
     
  9. ntech

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    Open or concealed, just make sure your gun is in a holster.
     
  10. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    Or your hand.
     
  11. ntech

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    True. Keep forgetting about that one.
     
  12. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    No holster required for open carry. :)

    Anyway, for the original poster, there is one license (GFL). It is for pistols only (including tasers). You must have the GFL to carry a pistol openly or concealed. Knives and other weapons may not be concealed, but you can carry them openly without the GFL. Long guns may be carried openly without the GFL.

    As long as you are not in one of the myriad of off-limits places you are good to open or conceal carry with the GFL.
     
  13. ntech

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    With the exception of mzmtg's carry in hand idea. I am curious about how one would go about open carrying without a holster...Perhaps he could tie a piece of string around the trigger gaurd and hang it from his belt, or button on his shirt, like a yo yo.
     
  14. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I believe there are gun lanyards.
     
  15. M249

    M249 New Member

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    Packing tape + forehead.