It has been asserted here that Marta became off limits with a hijacking law passed in 2002. This assertion has been bothering me for some time. I used to carry on Marta in 2001 and prior, but then, I was exempt (leaving aside for now the debate over the differences in exemptions between 123 and 127). Because it has been bothering me, I went and did a little research, and it appears that carrying on Marta was a felony prior to 2002, even though the statute was rewritten in 2002. Here is the pertinent part of the statute as it was in 2001, prior to amendment: Any person who boards or attempts to board a bus or rail vehicle with a dangerous or deadly weapon concealed on or about his person or his property which is or would be accessible to such person while on the bus or rail vehicle shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years. The prohibition of this subsection shall not apply to any person who is exempted under Code Section 16-11-130 or commercial security personnel who are in possession of weapons used within the course and scope of their employment; nor shall the prohibition apply to persons who are in the possession of weapons with the consent of the owner of such bus or rail vehicle, his agent, or the lessee or bailee of such bus or rail vehicle; nor shall the prohibition apply to persons transporting weapons contained in baggage which is not accessible to passengers on the bus or rail vehicle if the presence of such weapons has been declared to the transportation company. There are differences, but substantively, it is the same. Note that open carry does not appear to be addressed in either the new or the old statute, but 16-12-127 would appear to rule out that option in any event. O.C.G.A. 16-12-127 does appear to have been adopted in 2002.