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M249 said:
It concerns deployment information which should not be made public. ;)
Gotcha. I was not thinking National Guard. I was thinking of that other thing - can't remember what it is called at the moment - which has been referenced on the forum. Something not exactly military but gives some exemptions WRT firearms carry. Someone help me out with the name?
 

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M249 said:
It concerns deployment information which should not be made public. ;)
Gotcha. I was not thinking National Guard. I was thinking of that other thing - can't remember what it is called at the moment - which has been referenced on the forum. Something not exactly military but gives some exemptions WRT firearms carry. Someone help me out with the name?
GSDF?

GA State (?) Defense Force
 

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gsusnake said:
VOLGRAD said:
M249 said:
It concerns deployment information which should not be made public. ;)
Gotcha. I was not thinking National Guard. I was thinking of that other thing - can't remember what it is called at the moment - which has been referenced on the forum. Something not exactly military but gives some exemptions WRT firearms carry. Someone help me out with the name?
GSDF?

GA State (?) Defense Force
That's it. Thanks.

Georgia State Defense Force
 

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The GSDF is part of the GA DOD, so I believe it would qualify for the military exemption.

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M249 said:
The GSDF is part of the GA DOD, so I believe it would qualify for the military exemption.

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Except the GSDF has clear standing orders that no member is to carry a firearm at any time while in uniform, and if they have to do so because of their primary duty (such as acting in a police officer capacity, for example) then they must remove all identifying marks from their uniform before putting on a firearm.

I'm not exactly too clear on what they could do to you legally, but I would venture to guess that a blatant violation of this standing order could result in at least being stripped of your position within the GSDF. They may have additional penalties that could be imposed, but I am not familiar enough with this organization to say for sure.
 

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249 - I didn't intend to hijack your thread. I simply thought this was the org you were asking about. I had heard of them but didn't really know what they did or if anyone here was a member.
 

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Thorsen said:
M249 said:
The GSDF is part of the GA DOD, so I believe it would qualify for the military exemption.

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Except the GSDF has clear standing orders that no member is to carry a firearm at any time while in uniform, and if they have to do so because of their primary duty (such as acting in a police officer capacity, for example) then they must remove all identifying marks from their uniform before putting on a firearm.

I'm not exactly too clear on what they could do to you legally, but I would venture to guess that a blatant violation of this standing order could result in at least being stripped of your position within the GSDF. They may have additional penalties that could be imposed, but I am not familiar enough with this organization to say for sure.
GSDF appears to qualify for the exemption even though orders do not allow guns in uniform. The GSDF is part of the military of the State of Georgia, just not the U.S. military. The GSDF is the true state militia, not the GA Nat. Guard. They are our state's personal military, beyond the control of fedgov. At this time the powers that be have elected not to have an armed force, however, the state has granted this authority in the law.

The GSDF order not to carry weapons has nothing to do with the carry laws and the exemption.

If you violate a GSDF order you are subject to the GA Uniform Code of Military Justice. It is in Chapter 38 of the GA Code.

Judges are exempt from the law too and they have no firearms training, they have no duty to carry a gun, and in some courthouses may not even be permitted to carry. Again, on duty action has nothing to do with the exemption.
 

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For the record there are other state's who have armed defense forces or equivalents.
 
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