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Georgia allows any person to openly carry a handgun if the person has a “weapons carry” license.1 Georgia also allows any person to openly carry a long gun.2 In fact, if a long gun is carried while it is loaded, it must be carried openly.3

 See our Open Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Ga. Code Ann. §§ 16-11-125.1(5), 16-11-126(c), (h)(1).[]
  2. Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-126(b).[]
  3. Id.[]