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Hey there, great forum, I've learned quite a bit so far by reading the stickies and doing a search, but I need some clarification. I am a Texas Resident, CHL and will be visiting Atlanta soon. I plan on bringing my firearm with me, but needs some clarification about some of your laws.

I'm a TX CHL which as reciprocity with GA
I'm Active Duty Military
Will be staying at the CNN Center

From what I read here, I am exempt of the public gathering law since I am active duty correct?

Am I also exempt from the places that serve alcohol as well, or is it only public gatherings?

How does the hotel work, the hotel I presume has a lobby bar, am I not permitted to carry in the hotel lobby since the bar is nearby?

I do plan on taking in a braves game while in town, what if anything do I need to be aware of.

I do not drink when I am packing, so that is not a concern, but it looks as if your law is up for a lot of interpretation. If the baseball game serves beer, is the whole stadium off limits?

Thanks for any help you can provide, I'd like to make my visit to Atlanta safe and enjoyable.
 

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Outstanding, thanks folks, I had found the public opiniom via a search, but about halfway through its reading my head started spinning. :?:

One follow on question, the first response says show my Military ID to the cops, and I am good. Do I have to declare? or can I just carry concealed, then if approached for some odd reason, then show the id.??
 

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GA Gunowner, thanks for the detailed response, that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. You spelled it out quite nicely. Thanks.
 

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Is a Taxi public transportation?

Anyone familiar with the area, is is easy to get from CNN Center to Braves stadium without using MARTA (which I assume is your Bus??)
 

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GAGunOwner said:
GA Gunowner, thanks for the detailed response, that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. You spelled it out quite nicely. Thanks.
No problem. I'm glad I could help. You might want to print out the AG Opinion and the the laws above because a lot of LEOs don't know about this exemption. Also, even though you are allowed to open carry, expect to be hasselled if you choose to open carry downtown or at the Braves game.

Even though this doesn't apply to you since you are active duty, other people in the military are exempt too, not just active duty.
Yeah I planned on printing it out, I read that somewhere here that not all LE knows about it, plus I'd have my TX CHL and my experince in other states is that Not all LE even know about Recipricoty, so always better to hand them something. As far as open carry, personal preference, but uhh... no thanks..
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Is a Taxi public transportation?

Anyone familiar with the area, is is easy to get from CNN Center to Braves stadium without using MARTA (which I assume is your Bus??)
It would not be overkill to carry a loaded AK and bullet proof vest while riding MARTA if that were legal, however, we must be unarmed. :cry:
Nice.. ;) Plus I hear there was a shooting at the CNN center a few weeks back.

If you ever need it:

http://www.texaschlforum.com/

Of all the good laws TX has, they do not have a military exemption, so at least GA has done that right. I couldn't imagine trying to figure out if a hotel that is having a conference would be considered a public gathering or not, let alone where the beer was being served, it could even make a hotel room off limits I suppose..
 

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Looks like GAGunOwner took care of ya. Good job GAGunOwner.

I was going to add print out some of the paperwork, but it was already mentioned.

I hope you have a great trip.
 

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Does'nt O.C.G.A. § 16-12-127 (a) say that you can not attempt to defeat a security measure? I take that to mean you can not carry past a metal detector, or xray machine, but if none is in place than section 123 applies??? No?
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Plus I hear there was a shooting at the CNN center a few weeks back.
Actually two different ones. In the first one a convicted killer shot and killed his girlfriend. A few days later the cops had to shoot a guy with a gun across the street at Centenial Park, he wanted to suicide by cop, or so the media reports.
so packing seems to be a wise thing then.. :lol:
 
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