Georgia (USA) — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

Georgia (USA) — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

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StockpilesGun Numbers

Civilian Guns

Percentage of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the fraction of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 40.01
2002: 41.02
2001: 40.33

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Georgia (USA), the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be 2004: 53.654

Gun Ownership by US State and Decade

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 64.95 6
1991/2000: 73.1
1981/1990: 76.5

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2010: 1,2237
2009: 1,247
2008: 1,177
2007: 1,244
2006: 1,144
2005: 1,064
2004: 1,062
2003: 1,173
2002: 1,133
2001: 1,124
2000: 1,096
1999: 1,105

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2010: 12.627
2009: 12.96
2008: 12.38
2007: 13.30
2006: 12.49
2005: 11.92
2004: 12.11
2003: 13.60
2002: 13.32
2001: 13.42
2000: 13.39
1999: 13.73

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual homicides by any means total

2010: 6407
2009: 640
2008: 712
2007: 771
2006: 687
2005: 649
2004: 659
2003: 736
2002: 672
2001: 681
2000: 659
1999: 634

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2010: 6.617
2009: 6.65
2008: 7.49
2007: 8.25
2006: 7.50
2005: 7.27
2004: 7.51
2003: 8.54
2002: 7.90
2001: 8.13
2000: 8.05
1999: 7.88

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual firearm homicides total

2010: 4437
2009: 456
2008: 515
2007: 557
2006: 495
2005: 439
2004: 419
2003: 493
2002: 477
2001: 454
2000: 442
1999: 438

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 4.577
2009: 4.74
2008: 5.42
2007: 5.96
2006: 5.41
2005: 4.92
2004: 4.78
2003: 5.72
2002: 5.61
2001: 5.42
2000: 5.40
1999: 5.44

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),8 annual handgun homicides total

2012: 3449 10
2011: 326
2010: 315
2009: 323
2008: 371
2007: 401
2006: 351
2005: 312
2004: 283
2003: 382
2002: 366
2001: 311
2000: 294
1999: 318
1998: 296
1997: 256
1996: 378
1995: 389

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),11 the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 3.4712
2011: 3.32
2010: 3.24
2009: 3.36
2008: 3.90
2007: 4.29
2006: 3.83
2005: 3.50
2004: 3.23
2003: 4.43
2002: 4.30
2001: 3.71
2000: 3.57
1999: 3.95
1998: 3.76
1997: 3.33
1996: 5.04
1995: 5.31

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),8 annual handgun homicides total

2010: 1713 10
2009: 21
2008: 24
2007: 20
2006: 18
2005: 23
2004: 31
2003: 24
2002: 21
2001: 35
2000: 26
1999: 36

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),11 the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13 10
2009: 0.22
2008: 0.25
2007: 0.21
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.35
2003: 0.28
2002: 0.25
2001: 0.42
2000: 0.32
1999: 0.45

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),14 annual long gun homicides total

2012: 229 10
2011: 32
2010: 40
2009: 36
2008: 33
2007: 54
2006: 32
2005: 25
2004: 30
2003: 32
2002: 31
2001: 33
2000: 34
1999: 34
1998: 29
1997: 36
1996: 50
1995: 53

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),15 the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.2212
2011: 0.33
2010: 0.41
2009: 0.37
2008: 0.35
2007: 0.58
2006: 0.35
2005: 0.28
2004: 0.34
2003: 0.37
2002: 0.36
2001: 0.39
2000: 0.41
1999: 0.42
1998: 0.37
1997: 0.47
1996: 0.67
1995: 0.72

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),14 annual long gun homicides total

2010: 1413 10
2009: 27
2008: 21
2007: 33
2006: 31
2005: 18
2004: 23
2003: 27
2002: 18
2001: 20
2000: 25
1999: 26

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),15 the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13 10
2009: 0.28
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.35
2006: 0.34
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.26
2003: 0.31
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.24
2000: 0.31
1999: 0.32

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),16 annual firearm homicides (Other) total

2012: 249 10
2011: 12
2010: 21
2009: 19
2008: 31
2007: 30
2006: 20
2005: 33
2004: 29
2003: 21
2002: 18
2001: 23
2000: 12
1999: 8
1998: 4
1997: 19
1996: 17
1995: 12

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),17 the annual rate of firearm homicide (Other) per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.2412
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.22
2009: 0.20
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.22
2005: 0.37
2004: 0.33
2003: 0.24
2002: 0.21
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.10
1998: 0.05
1997: 0.25
1996: 0.23
1995: 0.16

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),16 annual firearm homicides (Other) total

2010: 41213 10
2009: 408
2008: 470
2007: 504
2006: 446
2005: 398
2004: 365
2003: 442
2002: 438
2001: 399
2000: 391
1999: 376

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),17 the annual rate of firearm homicide (Other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 4.2513 10
2009: 4.24
2008: 4.94
2007: 5.39
2006: 4.87
2005: 4.46
2004: 4.16
2003: 5.13
2002: 5.15
2001: 4.76
2000: 4.78
1999: 4.67

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual suicides by any means total

2010: 1,1337
2009: 1,134
2008: 981
2007: 997
2006: 923
2005: 924
2004: 973
2003: 972
2002: 909
2001: 935
2000: 847
1999: 873

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2010: 11.707
2009: 11.79
2008: 10.32
2007: 10.66
2006: 10.08
2005: 10.35
2004: 11.10
2003: 11.27
2002: 10.68
2001: 11.16
2000: 10.35
1999: 10.85

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual firearm suicides total

2010: 7187
2009: 743
2008: 616
2007: 641
2006: 600
2005: 590
2004: 605
2003: 656
2002: 614
2001: 626
2000: 588
1999: 628

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 7.417
2009: 7.72
2008: 6.48
2007: 6.86
2006: 6.55
2005: 6.61
2004: 6.90
2003: 7.61
2002: 7.22
2001: 7.47
2000: 7.18
1999: 7.81

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual handgun suicides total

2010: 11813
2009: 122
2008: 87
2007: 111
2006: 99
2005: 75
2004: 67
2003: 68
2002: 68
2001: 72
2000: 64
1999: 60

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 1.2213
2009: 1.27
2008: 0.92
2007: 1.19
2006: 1.08
2005: 0.84
2004: 0.76
2003: 0.79
2002: 0.80
2001: 0.86
2000: 0.78
1999: 0.75

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the number of long gun suicides is

2010: 5313
2009: 55
2008: 41
2007: 50
2006: 48
2005: 51
2004: 49
2003: 61
2002: 72
2001: 54
2000: 53
1999: 55

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.5513
2009: 0.57
2008: 0.43
2007: 0.53
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.57
2004: 0.56
2003: 0.71
2002: 0.85
2001: 0.64
2000: 0.65
1999: 0.68

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual gun suicides (other) total

2010: 54713
2009: 566
2008: 488
2007: 480
2006: 453
2005: 464
2004: 489
2003: 527
2002: 474
2001: 500
2000: 471
1999: 513

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 5.657
2009: 5.88
2008: 5.13
2007: 5.13
2006: 4.95
2005: 5.20
2004: 5.58
2003: 6.11
2002: 5.57
2001: 5.97
2000: 5.75
1999: 6.38

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2010: 427
2009: 27
2008: 31
2007: 25
2006: 20
2005: 16
2004: 24
2003: 12
2002: 19
2001: 23
2000: 39
1999: 18

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.437
2009: 0.28
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.27
2006: 0.22
2005: 0.18
2004: 0.27
2003: 0.14
2002: 0.22
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.48
1999: 0.22

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2010: 0 Suppressed13
2009: 0 Suppressed
2008: 0 Suppressed
2007: 0 Suppressed
2006: 0 Suppressed
2005: 0 Suppressed
2004: 0 Suppressed
2003: 0 Suppressed
2002: 0 Suppressed
2001: 0 Suppressed
2000: 0 Suppressed
1999: 0 Suppressed

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.00 Unreliable
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.00 Unreliable
2000: 0.00 Unreliable
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2010: 0 Suppressed13
2009: 0 Suppressed
2008: 0 Suppressed
2007: 0 Suppressed
2006: 0 Suppressed
2005: 0 Suppressed
2004: 0 Suppressed
2003: 0 Suppressed
2002: 0 Suppressed
2001: 0 Suppressed
2000: 0 Suppressed
1999: 0 Suppressed

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.00 Unreliable
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.00 Unreliable
2000: 0.00 Unreliable
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2010: 3213
2009: 18
2008: 27
2007: 17
2006: 19
2005: 14
2004: 19
2003: 12
2002: 14
2001: 21
2000: 31
1999: 15

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.3313
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.28
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.25
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 137
2009: 11
2007: 11
2006: 9
2005: 9
2004: 7
2003: 6
2002: 8
2001: 12
2000: 21
1999: 15

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.137
2009: 0.11
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.10
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.26
1999: 0.19

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 0 Suppressed13
2009: 0 Suppressed
2008: 0 Suppressed
2007: 0 Suppressed
2006: 0 Suppressed
2005: 0 Suppressed
2004: 0 Suppressed
2003: 0 Suppressed
2002: 0 Suppressed
2001: 0 Suppressed
2000: 0 Suppressed
1999: 0 Suppressed

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.00 Unreliable
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.00 Unreliable
2000: 0.00 Unreliable
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 0 Suppressed13
2009: 0 Suppressed
2008: 0 Suppressed
2007: 0 Suppressed
2006: 0 Suppressed
2005: 0 Suppressed
2004: 0 Suppressed
2003: 0 Suppressed
2002: 0 Suppressed
2001: 0 Suppressed
2000: 0 Suppressed
1999: 0 Suppressed

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.00 Unreliable
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.00 Unreliable
2000: 0.00 Unreliable
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 1113
2009: 0 Suppressed
2008: 0 Suppressed
2007: 11
2006: 0 Suppressed
2005: 0 Suppressed
2004: 0 Suppressed
2003: 0 Suppressed
2002: 0 Suppressed
2001: 10
2000: 18
1999: 0 Suppressed

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia (USA), the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.00 Unreliable13
2009: 0.00 Unreliable
2008: 0.00 Unreliable
2007: 0.00 Unreliable
2006: 0.00 Unreliable
2005: 0.00 Unreliable
2004: 0.00 Unreliable
2003: 0.00 Unreliable
2002: 0.00 Unreliable
2001: 0.00 Unreliable
2000: 0.00 Unreliable
1999: 0.00 Unreliable

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia (USA), annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 2818
2010: 31
2009: 20
2008: 3619
2007: 15
2006: 32
2005: 11
2004: 15
2003: 13
2002: 27
2001: 2220
2000: 17
1999: 10
1998: 5
1997: 16
1996: 27
1995: 10

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Georgia (USA) at a rate of 28.321 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Georgia (USA) ranked at No. 1021 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation – Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Georgia (USA) is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Georgia (USA) includes the Code of Georgia and the Constitution of Georgia 198223

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Georgia (USA) are regulated by the State of Georgia24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Georgia (USA), the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Georgia (USA), civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 machine guns,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Georgia (USA), private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration34 31 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Georgia (USA), private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Georgia (USA), private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Georgia (USA), non-prohibited persons of minimum age35 36 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Georgia (USA) is 18 years for handguns (no minimum age for long guns)37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Georgia (USA) does not stipulate38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Georgia (USA), an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is not required39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Georgia (USA), the law does not require (registration prohibited)40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Georgia (USA), licensed firearm dealers are required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Georgia (USA) is not obliged42 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks on Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Georgia (USA) is obliged42 25 26to pass official background checks before taking possession

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Georgia (USA), the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted43 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Georgia (USA), dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful only for handguns44 25 26

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Georgia (USA), the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited 45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

The number of licensed firearm dealers in Georgia (USA) is reported to be 2011: 3,36246

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Georgia (USA), the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined47 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Georgia (USA), gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated48 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations – Private

Firearm regulations in Georgia (USA) do not include49 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations – Dealer

Firearm regulations in Georgia (USA) do not include50 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Georgia (USA) include51 49 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Georgia (USA), a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law52 53 5455 25 26

Ballistic Marking of Firearms and Ammunition

In Georgia (USA), state authorities do not employ56 25 26 ballistic fingerprinting technology to trace guns and ammunition

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Georgia (USA), carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit (for handguns) and without a permit (for long guns)57 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Georgia (USA), carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid ‘weapons carry’ permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Georgia (USA), local licensing authorities “shall issue”, without room for discretion,39 58 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Georgia (USA), gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Georgia (USA), gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt59 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Georgia (USA), private guns are prohibited in government buildings, courthouses, jails, prisons, places of worship, state mental health facilities, bars and restaurants, polling places, public gatherings, nuclear power facilities, parks, historic sites, recreational areas, wildlife management areas and public fishing areas (with some exceptions), airports60 51 and schools61 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV/Brady

In their ‘A-F’ State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign ranked Georgia as ‘F’62

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Georgia (USA) on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 863
2010: 864
2009: 865
2008: 766
2007: 967

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Georgia (USA) at No. 4168 among 50 US States

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