Testing out the new GA law
"What happens when a Middle Eastern-looking man and a young black man walk into a LongHorn [restaurant] with loaded pistols on their belts?
"Welcome to LongHorn, will it just be the two of you?""
Thankfully, here in Washington we don’t need a permit to carry a pistol openly, so I don’t have to worry about ever showing one to some authority figure if I were using public transportation. I’ve been carrying openly for a little over a year now and like the author says, nobody really seems to care. The only real incidents I’ve had were with police officers who either didn’t know the laws, or who intentionally misrepresented the laws in an attempt to intimidate me from open carry. I carry openly on a daily basis in Tacoma and do so when I’m out and about, including Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way etc. I would say 95% to 5% open carry vs concealed. I still don’t understand the hostility of other gun owners towards open carry.
Posted by: Mainsail (Chris) at July 31, 2008 11:44 AM
In Georgia the police do not have the power to stop you for open carry and demand your license (unless there is reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime, and open carry does not cut it... http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/statevjones.htm). Marta is going to get itself into trouble for their policy.
Posted by: GeorgiaPacking at July 31, 2008 03:50 PM