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Ohioan in Virginia Moving to Georgia

jmelvin

Founder's Club Member
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Jun 12, 2008
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Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Good morning all! Some of you may have seen me active in the Virginia forum for years, particularly in the Lynchburg area. Due to a company layoff in November I had to find a new job and I managed to find one in the Augusta area. As a result, I will soon be in Georgia getting to know your state and your people. I look forward to becoming active with your firearms and self defense organizations and open carrying as much as I can, as I do already here. I hope to meet you soon!
 

Grapeshot

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Valhalla
Good morning all! Some of you may have seen me active in the Virginia forum for years, particularly in the Lynchburg area. Due to a company layoff in November I had to find a new job and I managed to find one in the Augusta area. As a result, I will soon be in Georgia getting to know your state and your people. I look forward to becoming active with your firearms and self defense organizations and open carrying as much as I can, as I do already here. I hope to meet you soon!
Gonna miss you....a lot.

Best wishes on getting settled in and active in Georgia.
 

color of law

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Oct 7, 2007
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Location
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Open Carry is legal in Georgia but you must have a valid Carry Permit/License to Open Carry.

Georgia Constitution:
Article I, Section I, Paragraph VIII. Arms, right to keep and bear. 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.

Based on the Georgia constitution the general assembly has to choose between open carry or conceal carry as being the right. If a license is required to open and conceal carry then the law is unconstitutional.

Of course, I’m sure the Georgia supreme court says otherwise.
 

jmelvin

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Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Gonna miss you....a lot.

Best wishes on getting settled in and active in Georgia.
I'll miss you too, Grapeshot! As much as I can though, I'll be on here reporting my OC experiences and providing any useful inputs for folk in GA and VA just the same. We were off in Ohio spending time with family that will now be even further away, on the day of Lobby Day, so we missed seeing you and others then. Hopefully our paths will cross again though!

It'll be good to be employed again though!
 

solus

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Aug 22, 2013
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here nc
congrats on your apparent rapid recovery from the dreaded organizational layoff and best of luck in the peach state.

best and keep in touch via the forum...
 
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