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Q: Can i carry a pistol in my vehicle at 19 in georgia?

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A: In Georgia, the laws regarding carrying a pistol in your vehicle are specific and must be adhered to. At 19 years old, you are under the age limit for obtaining a Georgia Weapons Carry License, which is required for carrying a handgun openly or concealed on your person outside of your own property, your vehicle, or your place of business.

However, Georgia law does allow you to have a pistol in your vehicle without a Weapons Carry License if you are eligible to possess a firearm. The firearm must be either in a glove compartment, console, or similar compartment; in a holster; or in a case and fully enclosed.

Remember, while you can have a pistol in your vehicle, you are not allowed to carry it on your person outside of your vehicle without a Weapons Carry License if you are under 21. This includes carrying the pistol when you step out of the vehicle in public spaces.

It's always recommended to familiarize yourself with the local laws and regulations regarding firearms. Laws can change, and it is important to stay informed to ensure that you are in compliance. If you have specific legal questions or concerns, it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in Georgia's gun laws.

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