Georgia State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


View a comprehensive summary of new state laws enacted in 2013 and 2014.



Last updated November 29, 2011

Among other things, Georgia requires handgun dealers and employees of handgun dealers to obtain a state license. However, Georgia does not:

In 2010, Georgia had the 17th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Georgia had the 10th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states–meaning that crime guns sold originally in Georgia were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 10th highest rate among the states.

Georgia Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Georgia, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.