Georgia has very weak gun laws, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. In 2017, Georgia began allowing people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Georgia had the 19th-highest gun death rate in the country in 2017, and guns used in crimes in other states originate in Georgia at nearly twice the national rate. To save lives from gun violence, Georgia could require background checks and waiting periods on all firearm purchases and prohibit domestic abusers from possessing firearms.

  • Gun dealer and employee licensing

  • Universal background checks

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Waiting period

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Ammunition sale regulation