Georgia Gun Laws  

   

Code Sections

  Table of Contents
  1-2-6
  8-3-202
  10-1-100
  10-1-101
  12-3-9
  12-3-10
  12-3-10.1
  12-3-11
  15-9-60
  15-11-601
  16-1-3
  16-1-10
  16-3-1
  16-3-21
  16-3-22
  16-3-23
  16-3-23.1
  16-3-24
  16-3-24.1
  16-3-24.2
  16-7-21
  16-11-34.1
  16-11-101
  16-11-101.1
  16-11-102
  16-11-103
  16-11-104
  16-11-105
  16-11-106
  16-11-108
  16-11-109
  16-11-113
  16-11-120
  16-11-121
  16-11-122
  16-11-123
  16-11-124
  16-11-125
  16-11-125.1
  16-11-126
  16-11-127
  16-11-127.1
  16-11-127.2
  16-11-128
  16-11-129
  16-11-130
  16-11-130.1
  16-11-130.2
  16-11-131
  16-11-132
  16-11-133
  16-11-134
  16-11-135
  16-11-136
  16-11-137
  16-11-138
  16-11-150
  16-11-151
  16-11-152
  16-11-160
  16-11-161
  16-11-162
  16-11-171
  16-11-172
  16-11-173
  16-12-122
  16-12-123
  16-12-127
  16-12-128
  16-12-129
  16-13-21
  16-13-25
  16-13-26
  16-13-27
  16-13-27.1
  16-13-28
  16-13-29
  17-5-50
  17-5-51
  17-5-52
  17-5-52.1
  17-5-53
  17-5-54
  17-10-3
  21-2-2
  21-2-413
  27-1-36
  27-1-38
  27-3-1.1
  27-3-6
  27-3-7
  27-4-11.1
  33-24-30.1
  35-3-34
  37-1-1
  38-2-194
  38-2-277
  38-2-301
  38-3-37
  38-3-51
  41-1-9
  42-4-13
  42-5-15
  43-38-10
  50-18-70
  50-18-71
  50-18-72
  50-18-73
  50-18-74
  51-11-9

Weapons Related Georgia Code

I have created this reference because the State of Georgia quit hosting the unannotated code online and turned the hosting over to Lexis-Nexis. Because it is a portal, Lexis-Nexis does not allow deep links to thier pages (meaning I cannot link to a specific code, you must go to their site and search for the code number itself). I will make every attempt to keep theses pages up to date but always make sure to double check the offical code at Lexis-Nexis.

Table of Contents

CodeName
1-2-6Rights of citizens generally
8-3-202Unlawful practices in selling or renting dwellings; exceptions
10-1-100Out of state purchase of rifles and shotguns by residents
10-1-101Nonresidents may purchase rifles and shotguns in Georgia
12-3-9Adoption and promulgation by Board of Natural Resources of rules and regulations regarding parks, historic sites, and recreational areas
12-3-10Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreational areas upon their refusal to observe rules and regulations; prohibited acts generally
12-3-10.1Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreation areas; penalty
12-3-11Civil penalty; reports to department by clerk of court regarding disposition of actions; compensation of clerk for reports
15-9-60Fees
15-11-601Disposition of delinquent act
16-1-3Definitions
16-1-10Punishment for crimes for which punishment not otherwise provided
16-3-1Minimum age
16-3-21Use of force in defense of self or others; evidence of belief that force was necessary in murder or manslaughter prosecution
16-3-22Immunity from criminal liability of persons rendering assistance to law enforcement officers
16-3-23Use of force in defense of habitation
16-3-23.1No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense
16-3-24Use of force in defense of property other than a habitation
16-3-24.1Habitation and personal property defined
16-3-24.2Immunity from prosecution; exception
16-7-21Criminal trespass
16-11-34.1Preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members; unlawful activities within the state capitol or certain Capitol Square buildings
16-11-101Furnishing metal knuckles or a knife to person under the age of 18 years
16-11-101.1Furnishing pistol or revolver to person under the age of 18 years
16-11-102Pointing or aiming gun or pistol at another
16-11-103Discharge of gun or pistol near public highway; penalty
16-11-104Discharge of firearms on property of another
16-11-105Discharge of firearm on Sunday; exceptions; penalty
16-11-106Possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes
16-11-108Misuse of firearm or archery tackle while hunting
16-11-109Activities prohibited to person charged with violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-108; penalty for violation of Code section; surrender of hunting license
16-11-113Offense of transferring firearm to individual other than actual buyer
16-11-120Short title
16-11-121Definitions
16-11-122Possession of sawed-off shotgun or rifle, machine gun, silencer, or dangerous weapon prohibited
16-11-123Unlawful possession of firearms or weapons
16-11-124Exemptions from application of part
16-11-125Burden of proof as to exemptions
16-11-125.1Definitions
16-11-126Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, private property, and other locations and conditions
16-11-127Carrying weapons in unauthorized locations
16-11-127.1Carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school
16-11-127.2Weapons on premises of nuclear power facility
16-11-128Carrying pistol without license
16-11-129Weapons carry license; temporary renewal permit; mandamus; verification of license
16-11-130Exemptions from Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2
16-11-130.1Allowing personnel to carry weapons within certain school safety zones and at school functions
16-11-130.2Carrying a weapon or long gun at a commercial service airport
16-11-131Possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offender probationers
16-11-132Possession of handgun by person under the age of 18 years
16-11-133Minimum periods of confinement for persons convicted who have prior convictions
16-11-134Discharging firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
16-11-135Public or private employer's parking lots; right of privacy in vehicles in employer's parking lot or invited guests on lot; severability; rights of action
16-11-136Restrictions on possession, manufacture, sale, or transfer of knives
16-11-137Required possession of weapons carry license or proof of exemption when carrying a weapon; detention for investigation of carrying permit
16-11-138Defense of self or others as absolute defense
16-11-150Short title
16-11-151Prohibited training
16-11-152Authorized training
16-11-160Use of machine guns, sawed-off rifles, sawed-off shotguns, or firearms with silencers during commission of certain offenses; enhanced criminal penalties
16-11-161Consistent local laws or ordinances authorized
16-11-162Exemption for use of force in defense of others
16-11-171Definitions
16-11-172Transfers 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
16-11-173Legislative findings; preemption of local regulation and lawsuits; exceptions
16-12-122Definitions
16-12-123Bus or rail vehicle hijacking; boarding with concealed weapon; company use of reasonable security measures
16-12-127Prohibition on firearms, hazardous substances, knives, or other devices; penalty; affirmative defenses
16-12-128Effect of part on other provisions of law; civil or criminal proceedings; restitution
16-12-129Defense of self or others an absolute defense to violation under this part
16-13-21Definitions
16-13-25Schedule I
16-13-26Schedule II
16-13-27Schedule III
16-13-27.1Exempt anabolic steroids
16-13-28Schedule IV
16-13-29Schedule V
17-5-50Property unlawfully obtained; rights of owner; hearing; admissibility of photographs in lieu of original property; representation of unknown or absent defendants; statements made by defendant or agent at trial
17-5-51Civil forfeiture of weapons used in commission of crime, possession of which constitutes crime or delinquent act, or illegal concealment generally
17-5-52Disposition of weapons used in commission of crime or delinquent act involving possession; civil forfeiture
17-5-52.1Disposal of forfeited or abandoned firearms; innocent owners; auctions; record keeping; liability of government entities
17-5-53Disposition of devices with historical or instructional value
17-5-54Definitions; disposition of personal property in custody of law enforcement agency
17-10-3Punishment for misdemeanors generally
21-2-2Definitions
21-2-413Conduct of voters, campaigners, and others at polling places generally
27-1-36Civil enforcement by department; disposition of penalties
27-1-38Penalty for violations of title
27-3-1.1Acts prohibited on wildlife management areas
27-3-6Possession of firearm while hunting with bow and arrow
27-3-7Hunting under the influence of alcohol or drugs
27-4-11.1Possession of firearms and intoxication on public fishing areas; fishing in closed fishing areas; other restrictions in public fishing areas
33-24-30.1Excluding or denying coverage on basis of lawful firearms possession
35-3-34Disclosure and dissemination of criminal records to private persons and businesses; resulting responsibility and liability of issuing center; provision of certain information to the FBI in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
37-1-1Definitions
38-2-194Control of armories and other facilities; officer in charge
38-2-277Unauthorized military bodies prohibited; exceptions; support by counties or cities prohibited; penalty for membership
38-2-301Closing places where firearms and ammunition sold, where disorder likely to occur; penalty for not obeying closing order
38-3-37Prohibited actions by government official or employee during declared state of emergency
38-3-51Emergency powers of Governor; termination of emergency; limitations in energy emergency; immunity
41-1-9Sport shooting ranges
42-4-13Possession of drugs, weapons, or alcohol by inmates
42-5-15Crossing of guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, or drugs without consent of warden or superintendent
43-38-10Permits to carry firearms; proficiency requirement; exemption from specified laws; denial, refusal to renew, and suspension of permits; effect of license suspension and restoration
50-18-70Legislative intent; definitions
50-18-71Right of access; timing; fees; denial of requests; impact of electronic records
50-18-72When public disclosure not required
50-18-73Jurisdiction to enforce article; attorney's fees and litigation expenses; good faith reliance as defense to action
50-18-74Penalty for violations; procedure for commencement of prosecution.
51-11-9Immunity from civil liability for threat or use of force in defense of habitation