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O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1

(c) The provisions of this Code section shall not apply to:

(7) A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10, when such person carries or picks up a student at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any weapon legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked at such school property or is in transit through a designated school zone;

(8) A weapon possessed by a license holder which is under the possessor's control in a motor vehicle or which is in a locked compartment of a motor vehicle or one which is in a locked container in or a locked firearms rack which is on a motor vehicle which is being used by an adult over 21 years of age to bring to or pick up a student at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school, or when such vehicle is used to transport someone to an activity being conducted on school property which has been authorized by a duly authorized official of the school; provided, however, that this exception shall not apply to a student attending such school;


So, if I park my vehicle at GA Tech for a lecture, which is it? Do I have to lock my gun in a compartment (glove box), or can I hide it unlocked in a less obvious place inside the car?
 

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The Code section does not apply to either one. Why are you trying to make this more difficult than it is?
 

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shaftoe said:
CoffeeMate said:
Does attending a lecture confer student status?
Are you enrolled at the university/college?
Enrolled at "that" university/college or at "a" university/college?
 

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Not enrolled, just parking on univ campus with gun in the car. Does sec. (8) not prescribe that the gun has to be locked in the car for GWL holders? If unlocked, wouldn't that be a violation?
 

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Mrs_Esterhouse said:
Not enrolled, just parking on univ campus with gun in the car. Does sec. (8) not prescribe that the gun has to be locked in the car for GWL holders? If unlocked, wouldn't that be a violation?
That would be a problem if one was relying on subsection 8, maybe, yes. I tend to rely on subsection 7, instead, and subsection 6, when I can. I have previously relied upon other subsections as well. Pick whichever one fits your situation best.
 

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When in doubt, if you are worried, follow the more restrictive exception (lock it up) if it gives you the warm and fuzzies.
 

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When in doubt, if you are worried, follow the more restrictive exception (lock it up) if it gives you the warm and fuzzies.
Sec (7) makes me feel warmer and fuzzier. I think I'll choose Sec (7).
 

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I rely on number 7 because of the student clause in 8. But I still lock it up
 

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*long sigh*

So let's say I'm a student and want to keep my weapon in my vehicle while i'm in class. Can I toss it in the glove compartment?
 

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Quest50 said:
*long sigh*

So let's say I'm a student and want to keep my weapon in my vehicle while i'm in class. Can I toss it in the glove compartment?
If I were a student with a GWL, this is the way I would read the code:
O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1

(c) The provisions of this Code section shall not apply to:

(7) A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10, when such person carries or picks up a student at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any weapon legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked at such school property
 
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