Thanks for the information

Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by Thorsen, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    I have been lurking on the site since finding a link to it from http://www.packing.org/state/georgia/. I have found the site itself, and especially this forum to be extremely informative on Georgia's CC laws. One of the things I was surprised to find out was just how restrictive Georgia is when it comes to conceal carry. After learning this, I plan on being part of the solution by encouraging my state representative and senator to support legislation to clarify the current law and to reduce, or eliminate, the areas where CC is prohibited.

    I do have some experience with CC as I previously held one when I lived in Alabama, and after going without one for several years located this site when researching how to obtain one in Georgia. I have to say, even the process in Georgia seems to be designed to be restrictive. In Alabama, I literally just went down to the courthouse, paid $20 (I think that was the sum) and signed in a book stating that I was not a criminal. No background checks, no fingerprinting, nothing else at all, and I walked out with a one-year CC permit. Things may have changed since then, as that was back in 1998 or earlier, but it sure would be nice if Georgia was that easy and fast ... same day service!

    Currently, I am back in school, which is strange as a 40 year old, but I decided to make a mid-life change in career and what I chose (attorney) requires me to have formal training. I had originally begun researching CC after the Virginia Tech shootings, only to find out that even with a CC permit I would not be able to legally carry while on campus. That is unfortunate, and as I previously stated, is one of the things about the current law that I think needs to be changed.

    Anyway, thank you all for your interesting points of view and comments, as I have found them enlightening. I plan on starting the process for my CC permit on the 9th and hopefully will not have to be in bureacratic limbo for too long (I reside in Walton county).

    Oh, and by the way Rammstein, I agree with your choice of candidate in the upcoming presidential elections. While Ron Paul and I do not agree on every subject, he most closely represents my beliefs and more importantly, I find him to be the most trustworthy candidate in the current field.
     
  2. mzmtg

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  3. Rammstein

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    Welcome to GPDO Thorsen!

    Yeah... Dr. Paul and I don't see eye to eye on everything, but I believe he is the best candidate for the job.

    Oh, have you heard about the GCO Lunch? If you can make it, I sure you'll have a good time.
     
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  5. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    mzmtg, thanks for pointing me at GeorgiaCarry. I sent in my dues, so should be receiving my membership notification soon.

    Rammstein, thanks for the link. I posted in that thread, and look forward to meeting everyone who can be at the luncheon and shoot.
     
  6. foshizzle

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    Welcome to the board, Thorsen! And welcome to GCO! The lunch will be fun, but you should try to hit up the shooting afterwards as well. Even better, go to the next range outing too. Sometimes smaller groups get together but the last big range event was a blast. Literally.

    As far as Ron Paul goes, I'm with you as well. I'm not 100% with him, but on most things I'm pretty close. I also liked the problem solving approach that he used in the debates thus far. Seems to me that he tends to focus on the root causes of problems, even if they are unpopular. Why do illegals come here (health care, no taxes), why do we have all these controversial issues (they shouldn't be issues because the constitution says they aren't)... stuff like that.

    Too bad he has his own big group of haters. I seriously don't know how anyone could vote for Guiliani or McCain... what wishy-washy positions they have nobody can possibly agree with them on even 50% of the issues!
     
  7. Rammstein

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    Awesome. Glad to hear you'll be there.