If you’re thinking of traveling to Georgia with a gun, make sure to check the reciprocity agreements between the states.
In 1996, legislation allowed Georgia to grant the right of firearm reciprocity to citizens of states that recognize Georgia weapons permits.
In addition, a new law allows licensed gun owners in Georgia, as well as visitors from 28 other states, without restriction to bring a gun into public businesses, institutions, and federal buildings that don’t have security measures.
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Georgia recognizes handgun carry permits from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
“A person licensed to carry a handgun in any state whose laws recognize and give effect within such state to a license issued pursuant to Georgia law shall be authorized to carry a handgun in this state, but only while the licensee is not a resident of this state,” according to the NRA-ILA
. However, the license holder must comply with the laws of the state.
Moreover, “Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a weapon or long gun on his or her property or inside his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license,” states the NRA-ILA.
Regardless of any state laws, it is illegal to transport loaded weapons between states. All firearms must be securely stowed, unloaded, with ammunition secured in a separate compartment.
This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.
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