Weapons Related Georgia CodeFound In LexisNexis by searching for "16-11-103" or in the TOC under:|
Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 11 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Article 4 - DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES
Part 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
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O.C.G.A. § 16-11-103
Discharge of gun or pistol near public highway; penalty
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Firearm" means any handgun, rifle, or shotgun.
(2) "Public highway" means every public street, road, and highway
in this state.
(3) "Sport shooting range" means an area designated and operated by
a person or entity for the sport shooting of firearms, target practice,
trapshooting, skeet shooting, or shooting sporting clays and not available for
such use by the general public without payment of a fee, membership
contribution, or dues or without the invitation of an authorized person, or any
area so designated and operated by a unit of government, regardless of the terms
of admission thereto.
(4) "Unit of government" means any of the departments, agencies,
authorities, or political subdivisions of the state, cities, municipal
corporations, townships, or villages and any of their respective departments,
agencies, or authorities.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, it shall be
unlawful for any person, without legal justification, to discharge a firearm on
or within 50 yards of a public highway.
(c) This Code section shall not apply to a discharge of a firearm which occurs
within 50 yards of a public highway if such discharge is shielded from the view
of a traveler on the public highway and occurs at:
(1) An indoor or outdoor sport shooting range;
(2) Facilities used for firearm or hunting safety courses sponsored
by a unit of government, nonprofit corporation, or commercial enterprise; or
(3) The business location of any person, firm, retail dealer,
wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or corporation licensed as a firearm dealer
pursuant to Chapter 16 of Title 43.
(d) Any person who violates subsection (b) of the Code section shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor.
HISTORY: Ga. L. 1882-83, p. 131, §§ 1, 2; Penal Code 1895, § 508; Penal Code 1910, § 504; Code 1933, § 26-7301; Code 1933, § 26-2909, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1; Ga. L. 2014, p. 200, § 1/HB 773.