Georgia Concealed Carry Law Summary

Georgia Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Open carry allowed only with permit
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: No duty to inform
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction
  Firearms at Colleges: Those with a valid permit may carry concealed any handgun which the licensee is licensed to carry on real property of a tech school, vocational school, college, university, or other post-secondary education institution EXPECT when in the following place which are not allowed:
buildings or property used for athletic sporting events, student housing, preschool or childcare space on the property, any room or class related to a college or career academy, any room or space used for classes in which high school students are enrolled, faculty/staff/administrative offices or rooms where disciplinary proceedings are conducted.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Those with Georgia permits may have loaded handguns in vehicles only.
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: None
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Any person who can legally own a handgun can possess a loaded handgun in a vehicle
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state
  Permit Training Requirements: None
  Non-Resident Permits: Military personnel in Georgia may apply.
  Constitutional Carry: Yes.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: (1) In a government building as a nonlicense holder;
(2) In a courthouse;
(3) In a jail or prison;
(4) In a place of worship, unless the governing body or authority of the place of worship
permits the carrying of weapons or long guns by license holders;
(5) In a state mental health facility as defined in Code Section 37-1-1 which admits individuals on an
involuntary basis for treatment of mental illness, developmental disability, or addictive disease;
provided, however, that carrying a weapon or long gun in such location in a manner in
compliance with paragraph (3) of subsection (d) of this Code section shall not constitute a
violation of this subsection;
(6) On the premises of a nuclear power facility, except as provided in Code Section 16-11-127.2, and
the punishment provisions of Code Section 16-11-127.2 shall supersede the punishment
provisions of this Code section; or
(7) Within 150 feet of any polling place when elections are being conducted and such polling place
is being used as a polling place as provided for in paragraph (27) of Code Section 21-2-2
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any
person to carry to or to possess or have under such person's control while within a school safety zone or at a
school function, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school any weapon or explosive
)(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to come inside the guard lines established at any jail with, or
to give or have delivered to an inmate of a jail, any controlled substance, dangerous drug, marijuana, or
any gun, pistol, or other dangerous weapon without the knowledge and consent of the jailer or a law
enforcement officer.
  State Contact Info: Attorney General of Georgia
40 Capitol Square SQ
Atlanta, GA 30334
  Permit Issuing Authority: Your county's probate court
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Appear to the probate court in the county in which you reside. Research county specific procedures.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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