weight of law?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by brandinm380, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. brandinm380

    brandinm380 New Member

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    Do no firearms signs carry any weight of law in Georgia? Im sitting in the doctor's office with my son and i have seen 4 no weapons signs since i walked in. Can they do anything more than ask me to leave? Im carrying regardless just curious of the extent of the consequences in a worst case scenario, like say i actually have to use my weapon in this or any other weapon free zone.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    A no gun sign is only good on pvt property (not talking Govt property)-
    Its the right of any bussiness owner to post it & can ask you to leave--
    Unless you show your azz no other action shud be taken-
     

  3. brandinm380

    brandinm380 New Member

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    So as long as i leave if asked to do so im peachy? Not that anyone will ever see my NAA mini :)
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    1st if concealed shud never be a issue ;)
    2nd yes you shud be peachy if you politely leave with a "Sorry, i'll never darken your anti gun door again!" :rolleyes:
     
  5. brandinm380

    brandinm380 New Member

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    If i had somewhere else to go i would but unfortunately all the hospitals and doctors offices are anti gun here :( and it is concealed as concealed can get, i was mainly wondering what would happen if i had to draw my firearm in one of the many anti gun establishments in my area.
     
  6. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    from the handgunlaw.us website:
    "“No Firearm” signs in Georgia have no force of law unless they are posted on property that is specifically
    mentioned in State Law as being off limits to those with a Permit/License to Carry. If you are in a place not
    specifically mentioned in the law that is posted and they ask you to leave, you must leave. If you refuse to
    leave then you are breaking the law and can be charged. Even if the property is not posted and you are asked
    to leave you must leave. Always be aware of the possibility that responding Police Officers who may have
    been called without your knowledge and may not know the laws on trespass etc. could arrest you even if you
    are within the law.'
     
  7. Overkill0084

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    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/georgia.pdf
     
  8. GeneralPatton

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    I live in GA. Yes, they have no force. Yes, if they ask you to leave then you should. However, the most simple way to avoid such is to not advertise you are carrying in anyway shape or form. I carry everywhere I go. Sometimes on my belt, others on my ankle. I try and avoid doing business with places that aren't gun friendly, however sometimes you find out after you are already there. In that case I just remain silent about it. I've never been asked to leave anywhere I've been. The only place I've ever even shown I was carrying was in an Academy Sports and that was simply to size a holster for my ankle. I told the Gun Dept associate I wanted to size one, he asked if I had it on me. I said I did, he walked with me over to the side of the counter and it was the correct size. I bought it with no commotion and still carry in there to this day.

    As for the no carry places.....you can't carry in an establishment that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises if you are drinking. You can if you are not drinking. No go in the post office, Police Dept, courthouse, the common sense gov't owned buildings. I see pretty much everywhere else as open season. I'd rather die fighting back breaking the law then die without my gun because some sissy didn't want law abiding people to carry on his lot.
     
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  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    in Texas, if asked to leave, then there is no further action taken. now if you refuse to leave, then you can be charged with criminal trespassing and fined and the possibility of your CC permit being revoked.

    some states, if caught carrying it is acrime even if asked to leave. different states have different laws pertaining to this. read the laws of the state you live or travel in to be on the legal side of things.
     
  10. beenz

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    One thing I've always wondered is what would happen if you had your gun where law says not allowed. (Such as a school here) and a horrible situation arose (shooter came onto campus and started killing) and you pulled your gun and eliminated the threat. Saving all those kids (and others) lives... I often wonder how the aftermath of that would go down for the (in my eyes) HERO
     
  11. GeneralPatton

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    You know, that would be a great legal question here in GA. As we can technically have a gun on school property as long as we don't depart the car and are just picking up a child in the drive through lane. We also have a law that prohibits criminal and civil action against a person who uses a firearm in a defensive manner. So, if you had to use your firearm while picking up your child at the school in the drive through lane, would they afford you the protection of the law designed to keep you from criminal and civil suits?
     
  12. beenz

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    Exactly. I wonder how it would play out. Or even if one was to go on campus to pick up their child or what not. And technically broke the law by carrying their gun. But then saved the day from a lunatic that came to cause harm.
     
  13. GeneralPatton

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    I'd guess that as long as you got a gun friendly jury, you'd never get convicted if the DA even decided to pursue them. Though most DA's wouldn't want to loose their job at the next election for charging someone who saved children. :cool:
     
  14. beenz

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    So basically when we go to gun free zones we're all stuck in the dilemma of "obeying the law and be at the mercy of the criminals". Or "disobey the law but be able to protect ourself and others".... crappy
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well fortunately, many schools are changing from Gun Free Zones to Gun Friendly Zones. a few here in Texas are and some other states as well. the trend is changing and people are seeing that after the Sandy Hook school shooting, that GFZ's don't work at keeping their children safe.
     
  16. beenz

    beenz New Member

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    To where you can go onto the campus armed?. I'm in AZ. We have to leave them in the vehicle
     
  17. beenz

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    Also, with my kids school, I go to their classroom to pick them up. That's another reason why this topic is on my brain about actually being on the campus and not just in the parking lot
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i don't about outsiders carring onto campus, but a few school districts are making it legal for some of the teachers and administrators to carry in school if they have a CC permit. is this a step in the right direction? yes it is! many more are giving it more and more thought.

    check this thread out i started.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f97/another-texas-school-may-allow-concealed-carry-81571/
     
  19. beenz

    beenz New Member

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    Awesomeness
     
  20. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    Yea, that's Texas. I haven't heard of any other localities making such changes. There are some college level campuses that you can do such, but I've never seen a Gun Free Zone change to Gun Friendly anywhere. And even if they did, there are so many burning hoops to jump through to do it lawfully that if you so much as farted while walking with a gun on you you'd be breaking the law. It's just to complicated