Concealed Carry Permits In Georgia Is Governed By A State Constitution

Concealed Carry Permits Georgia GA

State constitutions generally govern the ability to obtain a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit, however, not all states require them. There are just a few states – like Arizona, Vermont, and Alaska – which include what’s called “constitutional carry” laws in their legal structure, and a permit is not required to carry a concealed firearm. There are other stipulations within constitutional carry, however, that demand that anyone carrying a concealed weapon identify it when in contact with any Peace Officer. Failure to do so can result in felony charges being filed. Make sure you know the laws in Georgia.Concealed Carry Options for Women

Do you know the laws where you live in Georgia, you may be able to take advantage of the streamlined application process that exists within “Shall Issue” states. The standard approval process usually includes a background check, one or more required classes, qualification with your firearm (safety and marksmanship), and paying the required fee. Currently, Utah, Nevada, and Florida are the easiest states to obtain a Shall Issue CCW.

Concealed Carry CertificationConcealed Carry Permits In Georgia Are Different From Other States

While obtaining a Concealed Carry permit requires an application for most citizens, even when acquiring one, it doesn’t mean that it is free from restrictions. For instance, in Georgia you may only be allowed to carry a revolver rather than a semi-automatic pistol, or you may only be allowed to carry a specific caliber of firearm. Additionally, you may have to undergo testing for proficiency regarding weapon safety and marksmanship, and in some instances, your CCW permissions may be limited to the county or city where the permit was issued. Where proficiency testing does occur, it usually happens on either an annual or semi-annual basis. Women and Concealed Carry

There are three types of Concealed Carry in States, Shall Issue, May Issue, and Constitutional  Carry

Although some issuers of CCWs are not as strict as others, acquiring a CCW in Georgia may not be an easy process. There are “Shall Issue” states and “May Issue” states, ( and Constitutional Carry which do not require any permit) and if your state happens to be a “May Issue” state, then the local authorities are generally given discretion as to whether they believe it should be issued or not. However, no matter which type of issuance your state’s laws command, you will still have to go through a lengthy application process. In most locales, this means a long application requiring extensive information, some may also require a convincing letter that provides justification for your need of a Concealed Carry permit, and possible an oral interview as well. 

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Georgia, The Georgia State Constitution States: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.”

While Georgia is generally considered to be a "shall issue" state, the actual Georgia firearms permit statute requires the permit applicant to obtain approval of the local county probate court judge, who can deny issuance based solely on a determination that the applicant "is not of good moral character". Georgia recognizes permits from any other state which recognizes Georgia's permit. Georgia reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Georgia state Rep. Charles Gregory is considered as "One of the Most Zealously Pro-Gun Legislators in America" after he filed four bills in the Georgia state legislature.  Charles Gregory is the representative-elect of a district that includes Kennesaw, Ga., which is "home to a still-current 30-year old ordinance that mandates every head-of-household who isn't mentally ill or a felon own and maintain a gun and ammo (with exemptions for conscientious objectors)."

Gregory, a Republican "who campaigned heavily on the Second Amendment and limited government power, filed four gun bills at the Capitol that would sweep away any restrictions on carrying firearms in Georgia -- including on college campuses and in churches. "House Bills 26, 27, 28 and 29 would declare that 'evil resides in the heart of the individual, not in material objects,' and would also bar the governor from suspending gun sales during an emergency." The package of bills "would end all restrictions on where concealed weapons can be carried. Those restrictions include churches, bars and most government buildings. College students are allowed to keep guns locked in car trunks but cannot carry them into classrooms or dormitories."

Although not all of the bills passed, yet what is important is that here is an elected official that is not afraid to stand up against the tidal wave of anti-gun liberals, and is standing up for the citizens of Georgia and the all our rights under the 2nd amendment. US Precision Defense applauds Georgia State Rep. Charles Gregory.

Georgia, The most pro-gun city in the United States is arguably Kennesaw Georgia, it is a city where gun ownership is mandatory. It’s not the “Wild West” like some people predicted when it passed a mandatory gun ownership law. “The city of Kennesaw was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation's ‘10 best towns for families.’

The award was aimed at identifying the best communities nationally that combine big-city opportunities with suburban charm, a blend of affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated public schools, wide-open spaces, and less stress. The city’s website states that Kennesaw “has the lowest crime rate in Cobb County,” one of the most populace counties in Georgia. In fact, from 1982 through 2009, Kennesaw had been nearly murder free with one murder occurring in 2007.

There were three murders in 2010 committed by the same man in what is described as a “school safety zone,” an area extending 1,000 feet from any school, including adult colleges and technical schools. This means that even though Kennesaw has the most liberal gun laws in the United States, employees at the facility where the murders were committed could not have a gun on the premises. Of course, criminals don’t care about laws; that’s why they’re criminals.

A quote from a newspaper article in Georgia: “Unfortunately experience with actual ‘school safety zones’ in Georgia has proven that the ‘school safety zone’ law approach does not stop violent armed crime, as it disarms only the potential victims of an attack.  Criminals seeking to rob, rape, and murder ignore the ‘school safety zone’ as merely one more law they are breaking.”

In 1982, Kennesaw was a city of about 5,000, "a rural population of Southern conservatives, strong Second Amendment advocates," city spokeswoman Pam Davis says. The city enacted the measure in response to a law passed in Morton Grove, Ill., that outlawed gun ownership. The crime rate, not that high to begin with, plummeted after the law was enacted by 89%, compared with a 10% drop statewide, according to published accounts there were 11 burglaries per 1,000 residents before the law, 2.7 after. Despite slight fluctuations, crime "is significantly lower" than similar-sized Georgia cities. Proof that an armed society is a polite society. The numbers says it all, For more on 2nd amendment rights visit our members section of our website, US Precision Defense.