Justifiable Homicide

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws

A person is justified in threatening or using force against another when they reasonably believe that such threat or force is necessary to defend themselves or a third person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force. [[xciv]] Additionally, they are justified in using force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily […]

Churches

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws

The carry of weapons in a place of worship or a church, regardless of whether the individual holds a weapons carry license, is prohibited by law unless the governing body or authority of the place of worship expressly permits it. [[xciii]]

Open carry

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws

Open carry of handguns is only allowed in Georgia with a weapons carry license. Individuals may carry long guns openly without a license. However, if they are loaded, they may only be carried openly. [[lxxv]] The following chart lists and compares the places license holders are allowed and prohibited from carrying a concealed pistol or revolver: Locations Allowed With […]

Licensed Carry

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws

Georgia is a “shall issue” state regarding weapons carry licenses. This means that as long as the person applying for the weapons carry license meets the minimum requirements, they will be issued a license. Individuals may apply to the probate court of the county in which they are a resident and, upon investigation, the court […]

Unlicensed Carry

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws, Gun Laws

Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may carry a weapon or long gun on their property or inside their home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license.[[lxiv]] Individuals may also carry handguns in a closed case, provided they are not loaded. […]

Pocket Knives

Posted Posted in GA Weapon Laws

Georgia does not restrict the ownership of knives. It is legal to own or possess any knife you want. Georgia does however restrict the carry of knives. It is illegal to carry openly or concealed knives with a blade length of 12 inches or greater without a weapons carry license. Under Georgia law, a knife […]

In Georgia, can I keep a gun in my car?

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, Gun Laws

Unlicensed Carry Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may carry a weapon or long gun on their property or inside their home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license.[[lxiv]] Individuals may also carry handguns in a closed case, provided they are […]

“Smart Defense” A Smart Idea

Posted Posted in Self Defense

Poor Elizabeth Smart has endured a lot in her life. That she was accosted a second time an airplane is almost unbelievable. As a result she started a women’s self-defense program. I do not know the effectiveness of what is taught, but I fully support the concept. I encourage everyone, male and female, to get […]

Mississippi To Get Some Knife Sense?

Posted Posted in Legislation, Uncategorized

HOUSE BILL NO. 451, introduced by Rep. Zuber, might bring some needed sanity to Mississippi’s knife laws. Currently a person may carry a concealed firearm without a license but no one, including enhanced licensees who have gone through a background check and training course, can carry “any bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife” […]

Mississippi Abolished Pre-Arming Jury Instructions

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, Gun Laws, Self Defense, Uncategorized

In the case of Dante Taylor v. State of Mississippi, NO. 2017-CT-01596-SCT, the Mississippi Supreme Court abolished "pre-arming" jury instructions. Read for yourself here: https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO143121.pdf What does this mean? A pre-arming instruction is an instruction to the jury that " one cannot arm himself in advance when he is not in any physical danger, go […]