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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?
 

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AV8R said:
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?
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.

ETA: http://www.georgiapacking.org/forum/vie ... sc&start=0
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Re: 200-yard rule

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