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Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 11 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Article 4 - DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES
Part 5 - BRADY LAW REGULATIONS
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O.C.G.A. § 16-11-172
Transfers or purchases of firearms subject to the NICS; information concerning persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized to be forwarded to the FBI; penalties for breach of confidentiality; exceptions
(a) All transfers or purchases of firearms conducted by a licensed
importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer shall be subject to the NICS.
To the extent possible, the center shall provide to the NICS all necessary
criminal history information and wanted person records in order to complete an
(b) The center shall forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
information concerning persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized as
defined in this part for the purpose of completing an NICS check.
(c) Any government official who willfully or intentionally compromises the
identity, confidentiality, and security of any records and data pursuant to this
part shall be guilty of a felony and fined no less than $5,000.00 and shall be
subject to automatic dismissal from his or her employment.
(d) The provisions of this part shall not apply to:
(1) Any firearm, including any handgun with a matchlock,
flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in
or before 1898;
(2) Any replica of any firearm described in paragraph (1)
of this subsection if such replica is not designed or redesigned to use rimfire
or conventional center-fire fixed ammunition or uses rimfire or conventional
center-fire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United
States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial
(3) Any firearm which is a curio or relic as defined by
27 C.F.R. 178.11.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 16-11-172, enacted by Ga. L. 1995, p. 139, § 2; Ga. L. 1997, p. 1411, § 1; Ga. L. 2005, p. 613, § 1/SB 175.