Remedying a longtime discrepancy, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens today announced an addition to Georgia’s reciprocal recognition of firearms permit holders from other states.
"Legislation initially passed in 1996 allowed Georgia to grant this privilege to citizens of states which recognized Georgia firearms permits," a spokesperson for Olens says.
However, for many years South Carolina opted not to recognize Georgia firearms permits, also known as weapons carry licenses.
"The State of South Carolina has determined that it will honor Georgia firearms permits. Therefore, effective immediately, Georgia recognizes firearms permits issued by South Carolina," the spokesperson says.
With this revision, Georgia now reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
"As always, Georgia firearms permit holders should familiarize themselves with the individual requirements and limitations on firearms permits in any of the reciprocating states where they wish to exercise their rights under this reciprocity program," the Attorney General's office warns.