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The Act permits a licensed person to conceal a firearm under his or her clothing if the firearm is carried in a holster or similar device. The Act allows those without licenses, but not ineligible for licenses to have a loaded firearm in a passenger vehicle, as long as the firearm is in open view or in the glove compartment. Those with licenses may have a handgun in any location in a motor vehicle. The Act creates reciprocity between gun licensees in other states, giving permission to carry firearms in Georgia and requiring compliance with Georgia laws. The Act allows nonresident members of the armed forces living in any county in Georgia to apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon in Georgia. The Act extends the response time allowed for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct background checks in the event of electronic delays or other emergencies.

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