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 Saps or Blackjacks legal to carry in GA
MacAttack  [Member]
7/6/2007 2:43:35 PM EST
I won a contest and received a great looking blackjack. I can see how this would be a very effect non-lethal tool. I read that many states do not allow civilians to carry saps or jacks but I could not find anything for GA.

Does the state of GA allow for the legal carry of a sap or blackjack? Does having a CCW permit help?

Mac
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lucky_13  [Team Member]
7/6/2007 9:49:55 PM EST
I know I read about them somewhere in GA code when I got my CCW. I am fairly sure they fall under the bludgeon category. That is all I remember for now.

Early in the morning and a few beers = brain not working.

I'll get back to you in the morning...err...later in the morning.
daddy_steve  [Team Member]
7/7/2007 1:15:44 AM EST
16-11-126.
(a) A person commits the offense of carrying a concealed weapon when such person knowingly has or carries about his or her person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any bludgeon, metal knuckles, firearm, knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character outside of his or her home or place of business, except as permitted under this Code section.
MacAttack  [Member]
7/7/2007 4:24:15 AM EST
But does a concealed carry permit allow one to carry a blackjack or sap?

In the refrerence above, it also states that it is illegal to carry a firearm and a knife for offense or defense. I take it this does not apply if you have the proper permit for a gun but everyone I know is breaking the law when it comes to a knife.

joker581  [Team Member]
7/7/2007 5:07:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By MacAttack:
But does a concealed carry permit allow one to carry a blackjack or sap?

No. The Georgia permit is a firearm license. It doesn't cover anything except firearms.

Just about everyone I know carries some kind of club/maglight/sap/nunchucks/etc in their vehicle, but carrying one on your person is most likely illegal.
Taxman  [Team Member]
7/7/2007 5:29:57 AM EST
I know this guy at the Augusta gunshow tries to sell me one, every time.
SGTCap  [Member]
7/7/2007 6:34:03 AM EST
I saw some thung wanna be open carrying a colapsable botn the other day in (where else) Wal-mart. I just shook my head. I guess he didnt know that his attemt to look cool was illegal.

I rather carry peper-spray and a handgun than worry about wacking someone upside the head with a stick but thats just me. Either is more effective at close distances than a blackjack IMO.
joker581  [Team Member]
7/7/2007 2:54:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGTCap:
I rather carry peper-spray and a handgun than worry about wacking someone upside the head with a stick but thats just me. Either is more effective at close distances than a blackjack IMO.
I don't know about that. A solid hit from a sap(particularly in the head) will leave you wishing that you had been pepper-sprayed.
MacAttack  [Member]
7/10/2007 3:06:22 PM EST
Can a I carry a sap or backjack in my car legally?
acmech1  [Member]
7/10/2007 4:36:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By MacAttack:
Can a I carry a sap or backjack in my car legally?

Don't know, but there is no law prohibiting you from carrying a 1/2 inch breaker bar or rachet, if your car is like mine, you would need it anyway. If I was forced to club someone I think I'd wanna hear bones breaking.
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