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Clarification on concealed knives in Georgia

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by uspJ, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. uspJ

    uspJ Member

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    I wasn't sure where to post this, either here or legal. Mods if it needs to be moved my apologies.

    Is it legal to conceal a fixed blade knife in Georgia? I have a ccw permit. The knife I've been carrying is a Ka-Bar TDI (under 3" blade), I wear it on my belt and my shirts hang over it. I was under the impression that I could carry it concealed as long as I had my permit but was told today that I could not conceal a knife even with the permit.:confused:
     
  2. glistam

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    While seeking legal advice on this forum is not recommended (no lawyers to be found here far as I know), it's not prohibited either far as I know.

    From what I understand of the modern GA law, it should be legal:
    A long time ago it was illegal to conceal any "knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense" without any further description of the knife and many website still quote that outdated text.

    I'd recommended looking the most recent law up on http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/Default.asp
    See § 16-11-125.1 (quoted above) and related.
     
  3. RS14

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    Take a look at GeorgiaPacking.org

     
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    RS14 I checked Georgia Packing before, as well as several other carry sites I can find no clarification if it is legal to conceal or not.
     
  5. JShirley

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    When in doubt, write a LETTER to the state AG for clarification.
     
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    If you don't mind sir, could you provide me with some clarification as to what AG stands for?:D
     
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    Attorney General for State level law interpretation.
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