This page is provided to you for a one stop source for you to find information on gun laws across the nation, carry laws, and any additional information that pertains to firearms in general. The links provided will take you to an external site that I (Hicks Gunsmithing) am not associated with. Please use this information at your own risk. Before traveling to another state, you need to call the state(s) Department of Justice to verify the laws of carrying a firearm both open and concealed. I hope this will make things easier for you next time you're leaving the state and wonder if you can carry legally in the one you're going to. As always, stay safe and carry on.
State Gun Law Profiles- follow this link for a list of state gun laws. Click on the state you are traveling to, to view that states profile (includes reciprocity map). Keep in mind that local laws may be stricter than the states. It's always a good practice that you follow the strictest law. Georgia - this is a quick link to view Georgia's profile (includes reciprocity map). Keep in mind that local laws may be stricter than the states. It's always a good practice that you follow the strictest law. Contact the local Probate for more information. Georgia Gun Law Info - this is Georgia's website for all laws. After you click 'I Agree', at the top of the page search for 'firearm'. This will show every law pertaining to firearms in the state of Georgia. FAQ on Georgia Gun laws - TSA Firearm Requirements - this is for transporting firearms on a plane. Keep in mind, the airline you are flying on may or may not have stricter rules than TSA. Contact your airline to verify. Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)- follow this link for information on LEOSA and if it pertains to you. Department of Justice - click this link to go to the United States Department of Justice contact page. You can call the phone number at the bottom of the page and they will transfer you to the appropriate states department. If you do not want to do this, simply search: (state) DOJ contact information. Georgia Weapons Carry License - the following links are to the surrounding counties Probate website. Here you will find information on how to obtain your carry license. You obtain this license in the county you currently live in. If your county is not listed please search for their website on a search engine (Google, Bing, etc).
Children Gun Safety - Here is a great program from the NRA to help you teach gun safety to your children.
You may have more questions that you cannot find the answer to with the above information. This site will answer common questions for the state of Georgia that many people have. If, after visiting this website, you cannot find your answer please contact me and I will try to assist you. I do not give legal advice but I will try and point you in the right direction of where to find your answer. As always, thanks for choosing Hicks Gunsmithing.
Use the following Bill of Sale for all private gun sales. Hicks Gunsmithing is not liable for the misuse of this form, by downloading it, you assume all responsibility. It is always a smart idea to keep records of all gun sales that you make. According to the ATF: When a transaction takes place between unlicensed persons who reside in the same State, the GCA does not require any record keeping. An unlicensed person may sell a firearm to another unlicensed person in his or her State of residence and, similarly, an unlicensed person may buy a firearm from another unlicensed person who resides in the same State. It is not necessary under Federal law for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) to assist in the sale or transfer when the buyer and seller are “same–State” residents. There may be State or local laws or regulations that govern this type of transaction. Contact the office of your State Attorney General for information regarding any such requirements.