FIREARM LAWS ®ULATIONS
A qualified (i.e., non-prohibited person) may legally carry a concealed firearm without a permit in Georgia.
Georgia is an open carry state and a qualified (i.e., non-prohibited person) may generally openly carry a handgun or long gun.
MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY
You may carry a loaded gun in your vehicle.
NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS
NFA items are legal in Georgia.
Suppressors (silencers) are legal for hunting in Georgia, unless on private land which requires permission from the owner.
Big game hunting:
Handguns and rifles - centerfire with .22 caliber or larger
Shotguns - 20 gauge or larger, slugs or buckshot
Small game hunting:
Handguns and rifles - centerfire with .22 caliber or smaller
Shotguns – shot shell size 3.5” or smaller, No. 2 shot
FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES
No license is required for purchasing a firearm in Georgia.
There is no waiting period.
Firearms are not required to be registered.
No background check is required for the transfer of firearms between private parties.
There is not a limit on the number of firearms you can buy at one time.
You must be 18 in order to have possession of a handgun, with some exceptions.
There is no age limit on long guns.
For the most part, ammunition is unregulated in Georgia.
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