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In GA we have a nebulous law prohibiting carry at "public gatherings". I'll be taking my kids to see the fireworks show put on by the local amusement park and even tho we're not going inside the gates the law is defined so poorly that I won't be carrying. Read on...

16-11-127 CARRYING DEADLY WEAPONS TO OR AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS. (a) A PERSON IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR WHEN HE OR SHE CARRIES TO OR WHILE AT A PUBLIC GATHERING ANY EXPLOSIVE COMPOUND, FIREARM, OR KNIFE DESIGNED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFENSE AND DEFENSE. (b) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CODE SECTION, ‘PUBLIC GATHERING’ SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, ATHLETIC OR SPORTING EVENTS, SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL FUNCTIONS, CHURCHES OR CHURCH FUNCTIONS, POLITICAL RALLIES OR FUNCTIONS, PUBLICLY OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS, OR ESTABLISHMENTS AT WHICH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE SOLD FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES. (c) THIS CODE SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO COMPETITORS PARTICIPATING IN ORGANIZED SPORT SHOOTING EVENTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, PEACE OFFICERS RETIRED FROM STATE OR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, JUDGES, MAGISTRATES, SOLICITORS, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS MAY CARRY PISTOLS IN PUBLICLY OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS. :mad:

This law was written during reconstruction to prohibit African Americans from carrying weapons to defend themselves at polling places and the GA legislature has never bothered to clarify or modify it. Way to go Jim Crow. ::)
 

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The only thing like that we have in MI is no CC in locations with SEATING for 2500 or more. You can OC with a CPL however but private property rules do apply!
 

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Actually it's not that bad, you can't carry at festivals, public performances, etc but the AG has ruled that places like malls and stores are ok. Signage doesn't have rule of law, but if a representative of the business asks you to leave you must or face trespass charges. Parks are under home rule with each municipality making its own ordinances. We also have preemption meaning that municipalities and counties cannot make gun laws stricter than the state. I suppose the best things are no classes required for a GFL, just application with your probate judge, prints and background check. My GFL cost $44.25 and took 3 business days Also if you have a GFL you don't have to have a NICS check done for purchases, saving you $10 and the time NICS can take. We can OC or CC.
 

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wow just this statement alone says you dont have the right to protect your self from death or injury from an attacker.

(a) A PERSON IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR WHEN HE OR SHE CARRIES TO OR WHILE AT A PUBLIC GATHERING ANY EXPLOSIVE COMPOUND, FIREARM, OR KNIFE DESIGNED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFENSE AND DEFENSE.

that is so wrong i cant believe the citizens of that state dont do something about it..
 
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