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Overview for Georgia

Georgia does not allow firearm discharge within 1000ft of a school, school bus, other school transportation, or school function. The 1000ft can extend beyond the school’s property. Written permission can be provided by a school official to allow this. This does not apply to licensed people picking up students, shooting events, organized sports events, firearms training, or locked compartment/gun rack in a vehicle owned by someone at least 21 years old, when the vehicle is used to pick up or drop off a student.

Firearms cannot be discharged within 50 yards of a street or highway. Unless you have written permission from the owner fire a weapon on private land that you do not own is illegal.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Partial
Concealed Carry Yes Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Georgia.

Georgia Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Georgia Magazine Capacity


Georgia Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in Georgia?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in Georgia:

Air rifles

Does Georgia have an inheritance gun law?

Georgia does not have an inheritance gun law.

Georgia FAQ

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