Georgia law does not:

• Prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law);

• Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law);

• Require courts to notify domestic abusers when they become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law;

• Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law; or

• Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.

See our Domestic Violence and Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.