See our Disarming Prohibited People policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Georgia law declares any weapon the possession or carrying of which constitutes a crime or delinquent act to be contraband and forfeited.1 Georgia law also describes the fate of a confiscated weapon when a defendant is found guilty of the illegal possession or carrying of the weapon.2 However, Georgia has no law requiring the removal of firearms when a person initially becomes prohibited from possessing them.

  1. Ga. Code Ann. § 17-5-51. ⤴︎
  2. Ga. Code Ann. § 17-5-52. ⤴︎