Salutations from Fort Gordon

Discussion in 'Welcome New Members' started by CTI1(EXW), Jan 11, 2011.

  1. CTI1(EXW)

    CTI1(EXW) New Member

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    Good morning all!

    I am active duty US Navy and have been stationed at Fort Gordon since March 2008. I am also an Iowa resident and holder of an Iowa non professional permit to carry weapons. Iowa did not historically reciprocate recognition of Georgia permits and as such I have not been able to carry since I have been stationed here. On January 1st, 2011, a new Iowa law recognizing weapons permits issued by all 50 states went into effect and from what I can tell Georgia law automatically honors permits by any state that in turn honor Georgia permits. Despite the relative clarity of this portion of Georgia law, the state AG's office and the Richmond County Sheriff's office have both told me to wait until Georgia "officially" recognizes Iowa permits to begin carrying. Am I required to wait?

    Thanks for your help everyone :righton:

    V/R,

    CTI1(EXW)
     
  2. The Math Teacher

    The Math Teacher New Member

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    Welcome!

    I thought as active military duty you were able to carry.
    I'm sure someone will be along in a minute to correct me if I'm wrong.
     

  3. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    Active duty US military are exempt from needing a GWL in Georgia. You can carry on your active duty ID, (both CC or OC).

    :righton:
     
  4. jdh31313

    jdh31313 Active Member

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    Welcome from Hinesville & thank-you for your service! Wow...a Navy guy on an Army Post, that really is like a fish out of water :mrgreen:
     
  5. rainmaker

    rainmaker New Member

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    Welcome, and thank-you for your service :righton:

    It is my understanding that you can carry in GA since you are on active duty here.
     
  6. CountryGun

    CountryGun New Member

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    Welcome aboard! Yes, you are able to carry in Georgia on your ID card alone. You may carry openly or concealed. You may also carry anyplace that a law enforcement officer carries. There is debate about public schools, because of Federal law. Research that, but you can carry into the state capitol man. Spread the word! Study the laws at the top of this page.

    Bring a hundred of your buddies to the gun show on February 19-20th, and join GeorgiaCarry.org ! "The information clearing house for Georgia gun laws!"
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    cpelliott New Member

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    Last time I was at the state capitol, I remember security telling a police officer that he could not carry into the capitol. I'm not sure if the rules have changed though.
     
  9. CTI1(EXW)

    CTI1(EXW) New Member

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    Wow, thanks for all the great info everyone :D I wish the AG or Sheriff's office would have told me I could just carry on my ID card.. I told them both I was active duty at the start of the conversation! :cantsay:
     
  10. Swamper

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    Welcome from Marietta and thank you for your sevice.
    One minute while I adjust my old sea legs.

    GO NAVY



    :righton: :righton: :righton:
     
  11. amrote

    amrote New Member

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    Welcome from Martinez. Thanks for your service. When I was in the AF stationed at Robins, I carried a copy of the state law in my wallet to avoid any confusion with the local SO.
     
  12. jmathis84

    jmathis84 New Member

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    Welcome to GPDO and thanks for your service.
     
  13. ARMT Guy

    ARMT Guy Ordinary Average Guy

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    :welcome: from Savannah!

    The GWL is a good investment if you plan on driving out of state. Last I recall, at least 23 other states, ( perhaps it'll be 24 soon.. 8) ) honor a GWL.

    It's one of the first things I applied for after I was stationed here.
     
  14. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Welcome, from someone who was born and lived most of their life in Martinez, GA.
     
  15. lespaulplayer

    lespaulplayer New Member

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    Welcome and thank you for your service!
     
  16. YZ#58

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    Hello from Douglas County, I am also Ex Navy, and from NE IA. Big Hawkeye fan. Hope you like GA, It kind of grows on ya!
     
  17. budder

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  18. CTI1(EXW)

    CTI1(EXW) New Member

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    Thanks for the info and warm welcome, everyone :D


    Hello from Douglas County, I am also Ex Navy, and from NE IA. Big Hawkeye fan. Hope you like GA, It kind of grows on ya![/quote:1xfil9c5]

    I'm from Elgin... aka CYCLONE COUNTRY 8)
     
  19. YZ#58

    YZ#58 Member

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    Well hello neighbor, PM sent.