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Illegal open carry areas in Georgia: Know the restrictions

Georgia is one of the 46 statesthat allow for the open carry of a firearm. Individuals must be at least 21 years of age and obtain a state permit.

Having a permit to open carry doesn't mean that you can exercise this right anywhere. Here is the list of places in Georgia where you cannot open carry.

  • School Property - You cannot open carry on school premises, including buses. This includes college and university campuses as well as school residence halls and dormitories.

  • Churches and Places of Worship

  • Courts of Law - You cannot open carry in any Georgia courthouse or facility where court is being held.

  • Government Facilities - It is illegal to open carry in any state-owned (and most county-owned) government building.

  • Active Polling Area - You are not allowed to open carry during elections and must be at least 150 ft from any designated polling station to open carry.

  • Prisons, Correctional Facilities, or Detention Homes

  • Airports - It is illegal to open carry in secure areas of airports.

  • Mental Health Facilities

  • Sporting Events Authorized individuals such as law enforcement officers and members of the military are exceptions.

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I was gonna write a lengthy screed about how sad gun totters are. But they wouldn't get it. So I won't.

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
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Then there are the places, such as WalMart, where open carry is legal, but idiotic. I'm entirely in favor of the 2nd amendment and have had a concealed carry permit for over 50 years. I've also never found it necessary to show that weapon in public. I find many weapons restrictions, such as not allowing my 2 inch long pocket knife in a court house, to be ludicrous. What am I going to do, hold an entire court house hostage with a finger nail cleaning tool? And not allowing concealed carry on campus is what got Laken Riley killed. But flaunting a gun in a public place where anyone can snatch it out of your holster just isn't very smart.

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I always carry mine concealed. It’s not smart to carry it out in the open.

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So the state is aware that open carry is bad enough to NOT allow it on government property, but wishes you luck at the grocery store.

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