Georgia Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Georgia Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Georgia gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Georgia can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Georgia State Constitution

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"The people have the right to assemble peaceably for their common good and to apply by petition or remonstrance to those vested with the powers of government for redress of grievances."

"All government, of right, originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole. Public officers are the trustees and servants of the people and are at all times amenable to them."

"The people of this state have the inherent right of regulating their internal government. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people; and at all times they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. "

Georgia Gun Laws

Georgia Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Georgia Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Georgia Firearms Licenses (Source: State of Georgia)
Georgia State Gun Laws and FAQs (Source: State of Georgia)

Georgia Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting In Georgia (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
Georgia Hunting Licenses & Permits (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
Online Licenses & Permits Purchase Portal (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
Georgia &qout;What License Do I Need?" Information (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
Georgia Hunter Education Courses (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)

Georgia Shooting Ranges

State Shooting Ranges (Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Georgia Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Georgia NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Georgia State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Georgia Gun Shows and FFLs

Georgia Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Georgia Gun Shows (Source:
Georgia FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Georgia Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Georgia's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Georgia Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Georgia Public Officials (Source:

Georgia Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Georgia State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Georgia State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Georgia Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Georgia Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Georgia State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Georgia State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Georgia (Source: Tax Foundation)