Ok that adds those that have not been convicted, just accused of a felony to the list. Well it would if the paragraph (2) right before it did not do the same thing:(3) Any person who is under indictment for or has been convicted of a felony by a court of this state or any other state;...
So the first change actually makes things more confusing, it does not change the law as it is now.(2) Any person who is a fugitive from justice or against whom proceedings are pending for any felony, forcible misdemeanor, or violation of Code Section 16-11-126, 16-11-127, or 16-11-128 until such time as the proceedings are adjudicated;
Which I can only guess means that is for people that a DA cannot convict. The conviction deck is already stacked against you.(B) Any person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance.
I guess for those that they just can't "convict" with legal evidence can just be added to the list as well. I guess that poppy seed muffin you ate on the way to work could qualify you.'Convicted' means a plea of guilty, a finding of guilt by a court of competent jurisdiction, the acceptance of a plea of nolo contendere, or the affording of first offender treatment by a court of competent jurisdiction irrespective of the pendency or availability of an appeal or an application for collateral relief.
(4) When any person who is not a United States citizen applies for a license or renewal of a license under this Code section, the judge of the probate court shall direct the law enforcement agency to transmit one set of the applicant́s fingerprints to the Georgia Crime Information Center for a search of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement records and an appropriate report."
From what I understand that would get NICS exemption back and it is not confusing. It also does not add an extra month and $24 to the price of the renewal.Applications for renewal of licenses issued under this Code section shall be made to the judge of the probate court of the county in which the applicant is domiciled or, if the applicant is a member of the United States armed forces, the county in which he or she resides or in which the military reservation on which the applicant resides is located in whole or in part at the time of making the renewal application. In the case of an applicant for a renewal of a license, the judge of the probate court may, in his or her discretion, direct that the local county law enforcement agency request a search of the criminal history file and wanted persons file of the Georgia Crime Information Center and the National Instant Check System by computer access from that county in lieu of transmitting the application and forms.