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In The Workplace (MS)

While there seems to be no statutory limitation on a business owner’s right to prohibit possession of weapons within the business’ building unless possession is

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Preemption

Georgia’s General Assembly has declared that that the regulation of firearms is an issue of statewide concern. Thus, it has stated that no county or

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Justifiable Homicide

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

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Churches

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

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Open carry

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

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Licensed Carry

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

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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

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