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I have gotten into the habit of pulling up Georgia Codes online at the General Assembly web site.

No More!

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/

Go ahead. Go there. Click on "Georgia Code," at the bottom, and look up O.C.G.A. 16-11-129, the licensing statute. Report what happens.
 

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Really? :?

Maybe I just need to practice. When I entered the example I gave above, it returned ZERO hits.
 

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Ah! I have to leave off the "O.C.G.A."
 

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Old search on "pistol" gives 5 results.
New Lexis search on "pistol" gives 25.

Old search on "firearm" gives 23 results.
New Lexis search on "firearm" gives 123.

The big difference is that they arrange by chapter name, article name, and part name instead of just the numbers.
 

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If looking from the table of contents... instead of going to 16, then 11, then 129 to get to 16-11-129.

Now you have to go to
CRIMES AND OFFENSES (Title 16)
Under that you click on
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Chapter 11)
under that you click on
DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES (Article 4)
under that you click on
CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS (Part 3)

Which will show you the titles of 16-11-126 thru 16-11-134
 

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Holy Cow! The Annotated version of the laws online finally!! I wonder how much they are paying for that?
 

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AAHHHHHHHHH Crap. They have already deleted the old version. :evil:

So much for taking my time changing the links.
 

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Have you tried linking the Lexis version and then following the link?

Does it work?

O.C.G.A. 16-11-129

OK, it works.

But Lexis is really screwy! They still have that temporary renewal license language in subsection (i) of the Code section! Really, look! Somebody at one of the probate courts needs to call Lexis and get this straightened out! Before some crazy "internet lawyers" go and tell people stuff that isn't true!

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When I again inquired about the temp (I forgot my birth cert the first visit), I was told that the county does not issue them. I pointed out that state law specifies that they will be issued. Her response? "Where are you getting all this? The internet? I wish people would stop posting that stuff, because it just isn't true!"
 

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If I get a law degree over the internet, does that mean I can be an internet lawyer?

I emailed lexis and they said that the Georgia code could only be edited by a probate court clerk and not by the general assembly. So I guess until the probate clerk calls them, Subsection (i) will still be listed. :wink:
 

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When I click on the link it asks me to log in.
That is what happened to me earlier.

This is going to create problems for your site, isn't it?
 

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Very much so yes. And the Georgia page on Packing.org as well since it is full of OCGA links too.

I am about to write up an email to the webmaster of the state's website and ask them what is going on and if the login thing is supposed to happen or if it is a glitch that lexis has to fix.

If it is the latter, I will email lexis. If it is the former, I will put the contact info of whomever made this decision so that every visitor to the Georgia page on packing.org and georgiapacking.org in its entirety can know and voice their displeasure.
 

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Gunstar1 said:
. . . of whomever made this decision . . .
It was probably the Council of Probat Judges. They did not want this to happen anymore!

havoc1 said:
When I again inquired about the temp (I forgot my birth cert the first visit), I was told that the county does not issue them. I pointed out that state law specifies that they will be issued. Her response? "Where are you getting all this? The internet? I wish people would stop posting that stuff, because it just isn't true!"
 

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Here is the email I am about to send.

To Whom it may concern:

I am the manager of a couple of websites explaining Georgia Laws and have dozens of links to parts of the Georgia Code. I have noticed that you have deleted the entire Official Code of Georgia online without warning which made all the links invalid and are now linking to a search page on Lexis-Nexis.

At first I was excited about the Lexis system until I discovered that after being on their site for a while it requires me to log in. After that point no links to the actual code sections will work. Only by going back to the search screen and using search can I actually read anything. Is this a glitch in Lexis or do deep links to the code section itself no longer work?

If it is a glitch in Lexis then please contact them about the problem or give me the contact information and I will contact them.
 

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I have sent the email.

If no deep linking will work I have decided that I will just create my own OCGA online for any code section that is referenced.

It will be a bit of a pain to create but should solve the problem.
 

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And GS1 received a reply within 30 seconds. It said:

This is to get people to stop posting that stuff, because it just isn't true!
 
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