Is it legal to have a gun in your car while parked in the parking lot of somewhere that is a prohibited area? I'm not saying carrying the gun, just having it in the car. Can I park in the parking lot of a government building and leave a gun in the car? Can I park at MARTA and leave a gun in the car? Can I park at a church and leave a gun in the car? Can I park in the parking lot of a bar or resturant that serves alcohol with a firearm in the car? My interpretation of the whole ruling that says that parking lots of "public gatherings" are also considered "public gatherings" is that they meant actually carrying the gun in the parking lot, not necessarily having a gun in your car. Any clarification would be appreciated.