When a Georgia resident is seeking to obtain a firearm, it is important to understand the legal method of obtaining and owning a firearm in the state. Continue reading to discover how to legally get a firearm in Georgia, plus, learn the individuals who are inapplicable for firearm licenses in Georgia. If you have any further questions regarding firearms and gun laws in the state, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced criminal firm.

How can I get a firearm in Georgia?

Individuals will be required to pass a background check if they are purchasing a firearm in Georgia from a dealer. However, if you hold a Georgia Weapons License, you will be exempt from background checks. When an individual is purchasing a long gun, they will be required to bring a valid, government-issued photo identification card. This regulation is under the National Firearms Act.

Georgia residents must be United States citizens and at least 21 years of age to obtain a Georgia license to carry a firearm. To obtain a firearm carry license, the individual will be fingerprinted and will have to pay a fee. Individuals must apply with the probate court in their country to achieve a firearm carry license. Firearm carry licenses will be valid for five years.

Gun owners are required to obtain a firearm license if they plan to take their gun anywhere besides their home, boat, car, or place of business, However, they do not need to register their firearms or obtain licenses for their firearms if they keep the firearms in their home, place of business, boat, or car.

Who is inapplicable for a firearm license in Georgia?

It is important to understand who is inapplicable for firearm licenses in Georgia to avoid penalties and potential criminal charges. The following individuals are inapplicable for a firearm license:

  • Individuals convicted of a felony
  • Individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Individuals with a restraining order against them
  • Individuals dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • Individuals who have been hospitalized in a mental institution within five years of applying for their license
  • Individuals who have been admitted to a drug/alcohol rehabilitation center within five years of applying for their license
  • Individuals who are not lawfully present in the country

If you are seeking to obtain a firearm in Georgia and want to know more information regarding the process, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced criminal firm today.

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