Mcdonough, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Can I carry my gun with no permit

Purchased a gun I want to carry it for my own protection

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John Kim
John Kim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The guidelines for carrying and possessing firearms in Georgia is outlined in O.C.G.A. 16-11-126. Unless you fall under one of the excepted persons (i.e., judge, law enforcement, etc.) or under one of the excepted circumstances (i.e., legal hunting with a valid hunting license, unloaded handgun in an enclosed case, etc.), carrying a weapon without a valid weapons carry license is a misdemeanor. A second arrest within five years and [subsequent] conviction is elevated to a felony, punishable from two to five years. I hope this information helps.

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