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(5) "Weapon" means a knife or handgun.What types of weapons can be carried with the ga weapons permit?
I'm pretty sure broadswords and halberds are inclusive as well since they are blades over 5".It covers anything that is classified as a weapon in Georgia. Knives over 5" are the most common "not a gun" weapon, I would think.
for comparison (as per Gary Gygax)...I'm pretty sure broadswords and halberds are inclusive as well since they are blades over 5".
Spears and pikes are less clear.
I like big steel and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny...Well, as long I can carry my Fiddleback Forge Bishop knife...
Now that's some serious steel...I like big steel and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny...
Thanks!Broader Question: If I'm a law-abiding citizen with a GWL, what kinds of weapons or self defense items can I carry in Georgia?
Now, the general rule for most places is anything. Stabbing knives, slashing knives, nunchucks, clubs, spears, bows and arrows, blowguns, flintlock pistols, cap and ball revolvers, AK-pattern pistols with forearm braces, sawed-off shotguns, machine guns, 9mm pistols with silencers and loaded with 147 grain subsonic ammo (all NFA weapons are legal in GA and OK to carry if they're registered to you or your trust, on file with ATF).
Oh, and stun guns, tasers, chemical sprays (tear gas type or O.C. pepper type), blank guns, BB and pellet guns, paintball markers, airsoft guns, singshots, and emergency flare guns are all legal to carry. Probably not flamethrowers, though. That might run afoul of some "disturbing the peace" law, or some city or county fire safety code.
Georgia's preemption law was recently strengthened to forbid any level of government, other than the General Assembly itself through modifications to O.C.G.A. statutory law, from enacting or enforcing any restriction on not just guns or ammo, but any other weapons, too. And a new subsection to 16-11-173 (subsection "f") defines weapon as: ,,, any device designed or intended to be used, or capable of being used, for offense or defense, including but not limited to firearms, bladed devices, clubs, electric stun devices, and defense sprays.
So even if those things are not explicitly covered by your GWL, if there's no state law against carrying them, and since no City or County or other government entity is allowed to make rules against carrying them, they're OK for people to carry. (In most places, but some of these weapons can be, and are, banned from certain kinds of facilities).
I think i could have gone my whole life without seeing that!On my way to the tag office...
I should be OK right?
Lol guess trying to ask if a firearm is the only weapon that can be carried with the permit...
Ma Deuce is discouraged.
Possession and carry of a NFA registered machine gun is legal in GA but it certainly isn't covered by the GWCL.But allowed nemo!