Helen, GA

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by AV8R, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Is the main drag in Helen a PG? Just curious, I saw lots of people gathered for the specific purpose of Octoberfest (Sept 13th - Nov 4th). Or were they just walking about town being tourists?
     
  2. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I think we concluded that River St. in Savannah is a PG just based on the concentration of bars and the silly 200 yard rule from Farmer.

    I'd imagine that downtown Helen would fall under that, as well.

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  3. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    :lol: "Downtown Helen!"

    I'm just wondering if the town itself can be a PG? The main drag is the town.
     
  4. Firearmz

    Firearmz New Member

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    Carry concealed and don't sweat it. I have carried there many times and no problems. If the occasion ever arises that I have to use a gun there and it is a PG it will far out weight the misdemeanor.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    There is an area for which one must pay admission to enter.
     
  6. glockgirl

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    uhhh oktoberfest... i can tell you lots of folks carry in downtown helen that are locals with no issues.
     
  7. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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  8. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    200-yard rule

    So from the 1905 buggy-with-bottle-parked-near-church case we get the rule that when the law bans you from taking something to a certain area, you can't just leave it on the other side of the line and still have it available to you, even you don't actually have it on your person. Fair enough-- modern law would call that the doctrine of "constructive possession." Caselaw says that you possess the things you leave behind in your car or at your home.

    But what if you're not a patrol or customer or visitor to the forbidden place? What if, instead of leaving your gun in the parking lot of Applebees and going inside the place for a drink, you just park near Applebees and go to the Kinko's copy center in the same shopping center? You may still "possess" your gun, but you're not going to, or inside, a gun-free zone. Other people are going to the restaurant, but they're not associated with you in any way, and they don't have access to your gun.
     
  9. Gunstar1

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    Re: 200-yard rule

    Then nothing would happen. Its just like the mall... except they dont have no firearms signs before you can even enter a store.