What are the laws/regulations regarding trading firearms GA?

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by GA229SAS, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. GA229SAS

    GA229SAS Guest

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    Hello,

    Are there any rules, laws, regulations about trading firearms in GA?

    I would assume you would at least need some kind of document saying the trade took place?

    Thanks.
     
  2. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    You don't need any paperwork. You both need to be residents of GA, you both need to be of age (18 for handguns, not sure about rifles, but it's definitely not older than 18), you need to have a reasonable belief that he is not buying in order to commit a crime or is unable to legally own a firearm (felon, mentally unstable, etc), and you cannot have purchased a firearm for the express purpose of selling to him.
     

  3. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    18 for handguns? You have to be 21 in a store. Why the difference?
     
  4. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Because 21 is a :bsflag: age to allow handgun ownership? I can't find something that says 18 is the age for handguns, but this bit of the code: https://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/?t ... tion=101.1
    implies that it should be okay.
     
  5. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    O.C.G.A. § 16-11-132 (2007)

    § 16-11-132. Possession of pistol or revolver by person under the age of 18 years


    (a)(1) For the purposes of this Code section, the term "pistol" or "revolver" means a firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged where the length of the barrel, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches; provided, however, that the term pistol or revolver shall not include a gun which discharges shot of .46 centimeters or less in diameter.

    (2) For the purposes of this Code section, a pistol or revolver is considered loaded if:

    (A) There is a cartridge in the chamber or cylinder of the pistol or revolver;

    (B) The person is carrying on his or her body or attached to his or her clothing the pistol or revolver and the ammunition for such pistol or revolver; or

    (C) The pistol or revolver and the ammunition for such pistol or revolver are in such close proximity to such person that such person could readily gain access to the pistol or revolver and the ammunition and load the pistol or revolver.

    (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this part and except as otherwise provided in this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years to possess or have under such person's control a pistol or revolver. A person convicted of a first violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or both. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by a fine of $5,000.00 or by imprisonment for a period of three years, or both.

    (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this Code section, the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section shall not apply to:

    (1) Any person under the age of 18 years who is:

    (A) Attending a hunter education course or a firearms safety course;

    (B) Engaging in practice in the use of a firearm or target shooting at an established range authorized by the governing body of the jurisdiction where such range is located;

    (C) Engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm or participating in or practicing for a performance by an organized group under 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3) which uses firearms as a part of such performance;

    (D) Hunting or fishing pursuant to a valid license if such person has in his or her possession such a valid hunting or fishing license if required; is engaged in legal hunting or fishing; has permission of the owner of the land on which the activities are being conducted; and the pistol or revolver, whenever loaded, is carried only in an open and fully exposed manner; or

    (E) Traveling to or from any activity described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of this paragraph if the pistol or revolver in such person's possession is not loaded;

    (2) Any person under the age of 18 years who is on real property under the control of such person's parent, legal guardian, or grandparent and who has the permission of such person's parent or legal guardian to possess a pistol or revolver; or

    (3) Any person under the age of 18 years who is at such person's residence and who, with the permission of such person's parent or legal guardian, possesses a pistol or revolver for the purpose of exercising the rights authorized in Code Section 16-3-21 or 16-3-23.

    (d) Subsection (c) of this Code section shall not apply to any person under the age of 18 years who has been convicted of a forcible felony or forcible misdemeanor, as defined in Code Section 16-1-3, or who has been adjudicated delinquent under the provisions of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 for an offense which would constitute a forcible felony or forcible misdemeanor, as defined in Code Section 16-1-3, if such person were an adult.
    HISTORY: Code 1981, § 16-11-132, enacted by Ga. L. 1994, p. 1012, § 12; Ga. L. 2000, p. 1630, § 6.
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Don't forget, you can not sell/trade across a state line without going through a FFL. Also remember all class III rules apply and class III sales MUST go through a class III dealer.
     
  7. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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  8. Mac

    Mac Guest

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    so as long as I'm buying from a private party, all I need is a GA state ID?
     
  9. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Yep. You don't really NEED one, but personally I wouldn't sell FTF without atleast that.
     
  10. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Interesting...thanks budder, sig, et al.