Georgia Gun Laws

Georgia Gun Laws

Georgia State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.  Always Consult An Attorney          

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places


Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Forcible Felonies

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle


Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

No - Felony; forcible felony if on real property that is not your dwelling

Immunity from Civil liability


Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law


How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Georgia

County probate courts issue firearms licenses to state residents 21 and older.  The average cost of a CCW permit is a $75 fee for licensing and fingerprinting, costs vary by each individual county. You will need to contact your local probate court for further details.

County probate judges may restrict any state residents with a criminal history, or If you've been in a mental hospital or a drug treatment center within the last five years, from obtaining a CCW license.

For a list of other restrictions and general  information go to the Georgia Gov website: Click Here