Federal law requires federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct a background check on all firearm purchasers using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Georgia law incorporates this requirement.1

Georgia law prohibits anyone from attempting to solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice any dealer to transfer or otherwise convey a firearm other than to the actual buyer.2

Georgia law also penalizes anyone who buys, sells, receives, disposes of, conceals, or has in his or her possession a firearm from which he or she knows the manufacturer’s serial number, or any other distinguishing number or identification mark has been removed for the purpose of concealing or destroying the firearm’s identity.3

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Ga. Code Ann. §§ 16-11-171, 16-11-172. ⤴︎
  2. Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-113. ⤴︎
  3. Ga. Code Ann. § 16-9-70(a). ⤴︎