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There is no such thing as a CCW in Georgia. Georgia has what is called a Georgia Firearms License.

Since one must have a GFL to carry either openly or concealed there is no concealed carry permit.
 

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Rammstein said:
There is no such thing as a CCW in Georgia. Georgia has what is called a Georgia Firearms License.

Since one must have a GFL to carry either openly or concealed there is no concealed carry permit.
Aaaaah, that would explain it then. I always thought there was a separate license that was tailored towards LEO's, Judges and those in the security field that allowed them to carry anywhere. I guess that's what I get for thinking. So, the standard GFL allows one to CC in public places? Couldn't the term "public gathering" have a rather broad interpretation? I'm just trying to clarify a few things in my own mind and my mind can be a dark and scary place sometimes. :)
 

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Mojo^ said:
So, the standard GFL allows one to CC in public places?
Yes, but not Public Gatherings

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Couldn't the term "public gathering" have a rather broad interpretation?
Like you couldn't even imagine.

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I always thought there was a separate license that was tailored towards LEO's, Judges and those in the security field that allowed them to carry anywhere.
There are statutory exemptions for these people.
 

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Thanks for the replies. These are the best answers that I've ever received and I've possessed a GFL for over 12 years just to cover myself for having a firearm in my vehicle. I now honestly feel the need to have a firearm on my person when I go out and was just trying to get some clarification on what constituted CCW and "public gathering". I guess "public gathering" could mean whatever a judge decides that it means. I wonder if there has been any court cases in GA that has established some sort of precedence for this loosely defined phrase.
 

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Mojo^ said:
Rammstein said:
There is no such thing as a CCW in Georgia. Georgia has what is called a Georgia Firearms License.

Since one must have a GFL to carry either openly or concealed there is no concealed carry permit.
Aaaaah, that would explain it then. I always thought there was a separate license that was tailored towards LEO's, Judges and those in the security field that allowed them to carry anywhere. I guess that's what I get for thinking. So, the standard GFL allows one to CC in public places? Couldn't the term "public gathering" have a rather broad interpretation? I'm just trying to clarify a few things in my own mind and my mind can be a dark and scary place sometimes. :)
I think this is what you are thinking of -
"There are 2 weapons licenses that are issued in Georgia. A license issued under code 43-38-10 is a special carry licenses that is issued to armed security guard while employed by a security agency. This license gives its bearer the authority to carry everywhere a LEO can carry, but only while on duty AND only if it is in performance of the bearer's duties. This license is NOT valid when the bearer is off duty and the bearer is usually limited to a weapon that they can carry, usually a .38 cal revolver. This license is beyond the scope of this document, but if you wish to get more information, it can be obtained in the Georgia code in title 43 chapter 38." (http://www.georgiapacking.org/law.php)
 

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Thanks for the replies. These are the best answers that I've ever received and I've possessed a GFL for over 12 years just to cover myself for having a firearm in my vehicle. I now honestly feel the need to have a firearm on my person when I go out and was just trying to get some clarification on what constituted CCW and "public gathering". I guess "public gathering" could mean whatever a judge decides that it means. I wonder if there has been any court cases in GA that has established some sort of precedence for this loosely defined phrase.
http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/
I believe State vs. Burns is the goto case for public gathering precedent.
Also there is the AG opinions at http://www.georgiapacking.org/ga-ag/
 

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Thank you for the links. I guess I should have looked around the site a bit before posting those questions. After spending some time reading and re-reading it's pretty clear now. What a great repository this site is!
 

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Hey Mojo welcome to the boards. Always good to have another Middle Ga member to the forums. Did you hear about us at the Eatman show or from just hunting for GFL info? Have you joined GCO yet? :wink:
 

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Did you hear about us at the Eatman show or from just hunting for GFL info? Have you joined GCO yet? :wink:
I believe I first heard about this site on Woody's (GON Forums). I haven't joined GCO yet but it's on my ever growing to-do list.
 

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Mojo^ said:
Tinkerhell said:
Did you hear about us at the Eatman show or from just hunting for GFL info? Have you joined GCO yet? :wink:
I believe I first heard about this site on Woody's (GON Forums). I haven't joined GCO yet but it's on my ever growing to-do list.
It's only $15 and you can do it immediately with an e-check or via Paypal! Plus, when you join, you get the added benefit of making a donation without having to go to a gun show, meet up with one of the members, or write a check!
 

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Mojo^ said:
Tinkerhell said:
Did you hear about us at the Eatman show or from just hunting for GFL info? Have you joined GCO yet? :wink:
I believe I first heard about this site on Woody's (GON Forums). I haven't joined GCO yet but it's on my ever growing to-do list.
It's only $15 and you can do it immediately with an e-check or via Paypal! Plus, when you join, you get the added benefit of making a donation without having to go to a gun show, meet up with one of the members, or write a check!
It's $16 via Paypal, they charge fees.
 

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Mojo^ said:
Thanks for the replies. These are the best answers that I've ever received and I've possessed a GFL for over 12 years just to cover myself for having a firearm in my vehicle. I now honestly feel the need to have a firearm on my person when I go out and was just trying to get some clarification on what constituted CCW and "public gathering". I guess "public gathering" could mean whatever a judge decides that it means.
I echo this statement. I have had my GFL since 2001 and really didn't know the laws very well which governed it. I knew I couldn't carry to churches, schools, govt. property, PGs, and bars. I never once thought about being restricted from carrying to a restaurant which served alcohol. I didn't start carrying regularly until recently and luckily have never had any trouble. But to think of the number of times I have carried without realizing I was breaking the law, sometimes even in the company of LEO friends. I guess they didn't know the law either (more likely), or chose to look the other way.

Ignorantia juris quod quisque scire tenetur non excusat: Ignorance of the law, which everybody is supposed to know, does not constitute an excuse.

I am not making excuses for my ignorance. I am simply stating that this site is a great reference point, even for those who should already know these kinds of things.

Thanks.
 
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