Georgia Concealed Carry
“Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot.” – Tiffany Madison
As many of you may or may not know, the State of Georgia had numerous gun restrictions prior to 2008. Thanks to organizations like GeorgiaCarry.org, many of these restrictions have been lifted but there is still much to be done. If you aren’t a member of GeorgiaCarry.org, please consider joining.
Welcome to Georgia Concealed Carry (GCC)
December 24, 2013 : We just introduced our Georgia Concealed Carry Forum. Please take some time and check it out. Hopefully our Forum will offer a more personal touch to getting the vital information you need. Enjoy!
Even if you have a Georgia Weapons Permit and are permitted to carry a firearm openly or concealed, one of the major issues we are faced with today is the uncertainty of where we can carry. These restrictions are not clearly listed anywhere.. which is why this website was created. Below is a list of specifically-defined locations prohibited by law:
Unauthorized Locations Where Firearms Are Prohibited
- In a government building
- In a courthouse
- In a place of worship
- In a state mental health facility
- In a bar, unless the owner of the bar permits the carrying of weapons by license holders
- On the premises of a nuclear power facility (punishment for carry is a misdemeanor, carry with intent to do bodily harm is a felony)
- Within 150 feet (46 m) of any polling place
- In any school building or on school grounds
Carrying a firearm, openly or concealed, on any private property is NOT against the law, however you MUST LEAVE if you are approached and asked to leave by security, the owner, or a person in charge of the establishment. Failure to leave can result in being arrested for criminal trespassing.
It is not against the law to ignore a “no guns” sign.
The above statement being said, we encourage you to respect the wishes of private property owners and help to maintain a positive and polite reputation for gun owners. The media makes great effort to depict us as obsessed, crazed people on the verge of mass violence. Let’s prove them wrong. Besides if a business owner doesn’t respect your right to bear arms, your money is probably best spent somewhere else.
“Here every private person is authorized to arm himself, and on the strength of this authority, I do not deny the inhabitants had a right to arm themselves at that time, for their defense, not for offence.” – John Adams
Help improve this site… what are you looking for? Don’t see it? Contact Us and let us know so we can find the information and make it available for everyone. Thanks!
We need your help! Please help fill in the gaps of locations that openly prohibit firearms. If you see a sign somewhere in Georgia stating firearms are not allowed, we need to hear from you. Please take a second and email us (Contact Us) and if possible, send us a picture from your phone.
12/24/2013 Just in time for Christmas.. the Georgia Concealed Carry Forum! Check it out and join some conversations! We need everyone’s help to get this forum started and bring some life to it.
9/25/2013 Starbucks added to the Gun Free Zone List.
9/23/2013 Gwinnett County Fair added to the Gun Free Zone List.
9/04/2013 World of Coke added to the Gun Free Zone List.
8/27/2013 Thank you Elizabeth from Bullets and Batter for the info on Harry’s Farmers Market.
8/26/2013 Thanks to everyone who told us about Chuck E Cheese.
4/4/2013 Thanks Mick for giving us the link to “no guns allowed” for The Georgia Aquarium.
4/1/2013 Thanks Jimmy for letting us know about Whole Foods Market in John’s Creek.
3/25/2013 Thanks Corbin for updating us on Lenox Square.
A special thank you to Kris J. for sending in the following picture.