Georgia Gun Laws: What You Should Know

Georgia Gun Laws: What You Should Know
USCCA – 04/08/2019

Georgia Gun Laws: What You Should Know

As a responsibly armed American, you already know how challenging it can be to stay up to date on gun laws…

Georgia gun owners, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked firearms questions in Georgia. Read on for answers to some of the top questions regarding Georgia gun laws. (Not from Georgia? Don’t worry, your state is coming soon…)

Can You Have a Loaded Gun in Your Car in Georgia?

Yes, any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry it in his or her vehicle (owned or rented by you). In a vehicle you do not own, you must have the permission of the person who has legal control of the vehicle.

Can You Drink and Carry a Gun in Georgia?

Per GA Code § 16-11-134, you may not discharge a firearm while under the influence. You may carry with a valid permit in restaurants that serve alcohol, unless posted.

As a responsibly armed American, regardless of the laws in your state, it is unwise to carry while under the influence of any substance that could impair your judgment, slow your reaction times or impact your decision-making abilities. Any decision you make while carrying a firearm could have life-altering consequences.

Is Georgia a Stand Your Ground State?

Yes. Per Georgia Code § 16-3-21, a person has no duty to retreat and is justified in threatening or using force against another. This is only when the person reasonably believes such threat or force is necessary to defend himself or herself or a third person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force or to prevent death or great bodily injury. Force may also be used to prevent the commission of a forcible felony, such as rape, armed robbery or kidnapping.

Is Georgia an Open Carry State?

No, you must have a Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL) or a license from a state that Georgia honors. The minimum age to obtain a WCL is 21, and no training is required.

Is It Legal to Keep a Gun in Your Glove Box in Georgia?

Yes, Georgia allows anyone who is not prohibited from possessing firearms to have or carry a gun on his or her person inside a vehicle.

Is There a Castle Law in Georgia?

Yes, a person is justified in threatening or using force against another when he or she reasonably believes that such threat is necessary to prevent or stop an unlawful entry into or attack upon a home. The use of deadly force is only justified if the entry is attempted or made for the purpose of assault or violence against any person in the house.

Can You Carry a Gun Into a Bar in Georgia?

Yes, a person with a Georgia Weapons Carry License or a license from a state that Georgia honors may carry a concealed firearm in any location that is not off-limits, per Georgia Code Ann. § 16-11-127(b).

As a responsibly armed American, regardless of the laws in your state, it is unwise to carry while under the influence of any substance that could impair your judgment, slow your reaction times or impact your decision-making abilities. Any decision you make while carrying a firearm could have life-altering consequences.

Ready to Learn More About Georgia Gun Laws?

It is your responsibility as a gun owner to know and understand the laws regarding your concealed carry rights. The USCCA’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity & Gun Laws Map has been designed to help inform and educate armed citizens like you. To learn more about Georgia’s concealed carry permit application process, concealed carry restrictions and CCW training requirements, visit the Georgia gun laws page now….

The information contained on this website is provided as a service to USCCA, Inc. members and the concealed carry community and does not constitute legal advice. Although we attempt to address all areas of concealed carry laws in all states, we make no claims, representations, warranties, promises or guarantees as to the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information disclosed. Legal advice must always be tailored to the individual facts and circumstances of each particular case, and laws are constantly changing; as such, nothing contained on this website should be used as a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.

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How REQUIRING A Gun Impacts Crime Rates

How REQUIRING A Gun Impacts Crime Rates
Posted at 12:00 pm on March 9, 2018 by Tom Knighton

How REQUIRING A Gun Impacts Crime Rates

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Being a Georgia resident, I’m very familiar with Kennesaw, Georgia. For those of you who aren’t, it’s the city that actually requires each and every household to have a firearm.

Don’t get me wrong, the law isn’t enforced. It’s actually unenforceable. But that’s not the point. It’s a middle finger to communities that think banning guns is a good thing, and in that, it works beautifully.

However, it also has an impact on other things, such as the community’s crime rate.

While the 1982 law isn’t actually enforced, the town’s mayor spoke highly of it nonetheless.

“If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal — are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen?” asked Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling, reports CNN.

Lt. Craig Graydon of the Kennesaw Police Department explained the law “was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent.”

And while it’s difficult to prove a causal relationship between the law and crime in the town, Kennesaw, which boasts a population of 33,000 people, has a violent crime rate of less than 2 percent and has only had one murder in the last six years.

“We can’t say that just that gun law contributes x number of percent to why we have a low crime rate. It may be part of it, but it needs to be looked at from a whole picture,” said Graydon, who’s been with the police department for 30 years.

However, anyone with half a brain can look at one simple fact and tell the difference.

You see, about 15 minutes away from Kennesaw is Acworth, Georgia. The two communities are easy to travel between, meaning there’s no barrier for criminals to act in one but not the other.

Yet Acworth’s crime rate is higher than normal for a community of its size. What’s the difference? Kennesaw’s gun requirement law.

It’s important to remember that while the law is basically unenforceable, it serves as a warning to criminals. They recognize that the city won’t provide barriers to the private ownership of firearms. Worse, most people will try and comply with the new law. That means the majority of the people in the town are armed.

Would you want to break into a home in that town?

Of course, anti-gun activists will look at Graydon’s inability to quantify exactly what kind of an impact the law has had as evidence it might not have had any, but that’s just willful self-delusion. To say it’s had no impact is to completely ignore the reality that criminals know there are guns in almost every home in town and thus stay out.

Again, this isn’t rocket science. Criminals are like anyone else. They don’t want to get shot.

As a result, they tend to try to avoid places where there’s a high likelihood of being shot. Kennesaw, with its gun law requiring people to be armed, sure sounds like a place where a criminal’s life expectancy can rapidly approach zero. There’s no way the gun law hasn’t reduced crime.

Kennesaw is probably one of the safest communities in the country, all because of the private ownership of firearms.

God bless America!
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ENENews: From Cynthia McKinney, Former Member of Congress: “The elephant in the room is Fukushima radiation”


Former US Gov’t Official: “The elephant in the room is Fukushima radiation” when it comes to Pacific Ocean animal die-offs… Gov’t has totally failed to inform public about full extent of fallout… Media’s silence is deafening — Mentions coverage by ENENews

Published: October 20th, 2015 at 6:40 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/former-govt-official-elephant-room-fukushima-radiation-when-comes-pacific-ocean-die-offs-govt-totally-failed-inform-public-about-full-extent-fallout-mentions-coverage-enenews?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

Cynthia McKinney
After serving in the Georgia Legislature, in 1992, Cynthia McKinney won a seat in the US House of Representatives. She was the first African-American woman from Georgia in the US Congress. In 2005, McKinney was a vocal critic of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and was the first member of Congress to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination for the US presidency.
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/319053-fukushima-fallout-radioactive-japan/

Excerpts from column by Cynthia McKinney, former member of Congress who served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Oct. 19, 2015:

• In the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power meltdown… the international community has totally failed in keeping the public properly informed and protected from the fallout. Scientists and environmental officials continue to express concern, even now, at the unusual events and wonder about the causes. At the same time, the media present the facts, but fail to make any connection whatsoever to the ongoing state of affairs stemming from the tragic 2011 events at Fukushima. Here are a few recent examples… A September 2015 audio report from Robin Corcoran, biologist from the Kodiak Wildlife National Refuge, confirms local reports that “emaciated” bird carcasses are washing up on Kodiak Island shores… The program concluded by stating that multiple species of birds have declined in number in other Alaska regions… A few days before the Kodiak reports… Josh Saranpaa of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast was quoted as saying, “Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death. It’s pretty bad.” Saranpaa added, “When you see so many starving, something is not quite right out there.”… Julia Reis of the Half Moon Bay Review writes with understatement, “There have been noticeable changes in the Pacific Ocean that have caused difficulties for marine life of late.” Gerry McChesney of the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge says that the die-off has him all the more “baffled” because of the strip of cold water in his area full of food for these birds. In my mind’s eye, I can see McChesney scratching his head as I read that he considers poisoning, starvation, and El Nino as possible causes for the die-off. The article ends with the following comment by McChesney, “We might have to see some other problem in the ocean before we understand what’s causing the die-off.”

• ENENews.com points to the problem of the massive die-off happening from San Diego to Alaska—all along the West Coast of the U.S. It highlights in various reports words like “strange,” “unprecedented,” “crazy,” “worst,” with this iconic quote from The Sacramento Bee: “Our gut tells us there is something going on in the marine environment.”

• [T]he media provide coverage of marine anomalies mentioning global warming, even El Nino and toxic algae, while the elephant in the room is Fukushima radiation. It is this silence that is deafening!… I do want to know why in the face of what appear to be Pacific Ocean die-offs, El Nino is mentioned and not the Fukushima-related elevated levels of radiation. As long as there is a palpable lack of transparency in the mainstream media’s ordinary coverage of extraordinary environmental events, that includes what one senses as a reticence to discuss the obvious, I predict that there will be a proliferation of citizen journalists and citizen scientists seizing upon each piece of new data trying to make sense out of a government-approved narrative that just doesn’t make sense… We should not rely on government officials to tell us the truth about the full extent of Fukushima’s fallout.

See the ENENews report mentioned by McKinney here:
http://enenews.com/mind-blowing-die-seabirds-underway-california-alaska-experts-unprecedented-theyre-dying-im-baffled-every-bird-starving-death-basically-withering-away-catastrophic-molting-observed-due-unknown

Another “Just In” From AlertsUSA…The Not So Good News That Is Must Know

I wonder what other Georgians think of this BS?

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Are There Ebola Cases in Mexico?


Nov 17, 2014

On Nov 17, AlertsUSA issued the following
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11/17 – Susp Ebola in Mexico. Air amb under USGOV contract to evac Ebola patients currently en-route to Guadalajara, then back to Atlanta. MORE: http://bit.ly/su1117a

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AlertsUSA is calling subscriber attention to an unfolding situation in Mexico.

As most are aware, the U.S. State Department has a sole source contract with Phoenix Air Group of Cartersville, GA to provide specialized air ambulance medical evacuation services for those infected with unique and highly contagious pathogens, including Ebola. At the present time, Phoenix Air Group is the singular organization worldwide operating aircraft with an Aeromedical Biological Containment Shelter (ABCS) which allows medical personnel to enter the containment vessel in-flight to attend to the patient. The latest reports indicate the company has only TWO such aircraft.

Over the last several months, Phoenix Air Group has evacuated a large number of individuals infected with Ebola from West Africa to the United States. These individuals include medical missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the first reported cases treated in the U.S., as well as Dr. Martin Salia who arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center over the weekend from Sierra Leone and who died this morning.

EBOLA EVAC PLANE HEADED TO MEXICO

At the time of the preparation of this report, the same plane used to transport Dr. Salia (tail number N163PA) is currently en route from its home base in Cartersville, GA to Housten, TX, then to Guadalajara, Mexico, then back to Fulton County Airport near Atlanta, GA (home of Emory University).

The flight plan and current position of the aircraft can be viewed HERE. You can also jump to this page via http://www.EbolaReady.com .

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU?

The implications of a possible Ebola outbreak in Mexico are extraordinary.

As reported within Threat Journal in October, 4-star Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, issued dire warnings about Ebola and the impact of an outbreak in the Caribbean or Central America:

“It will make the 68,000 unaccompanied minors look like a small problem.”

“If Ebola breaks out in Haiti or in Central America, I think it is literally ‘Katie bar the door’ in terms of the mass migration … into the United States.”

‘By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the CDC. That’s horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.”

“The nightmare scenario, I think, is right around the corner.”

While unspoken, General Kelly’s comments call to the forefront the dangerous trifecta combination of poor public health capabilities in Mexico, Central and S. America, the severely weakened U.S. border control situation and the growing number of individuals currently surging North in an attempt to take advantage of President Obama’s promised amnesty actions.

Given the tense political environment surrounding amnesty, it is highly unlikely that mainstream news organizations will touch reporting on this developing situation.

AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor developments in Mexico as well as the ongoing spread of this virus elsewhere and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in the overall threat environment as events warrant.

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