Weapons Related Georgia Code

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Code Name
1-2-6 Rights of citizens generally.
8-3-202 Unlawful practices in selling or renting dwellings; exceptions
10-1-100 Out of state purchase of rifles and shotguns by residents
10-1-101 Nonresidents may purchase rifles and shotguns in Georgia
10-1-439 Short title
10-1-439.1 Definitions
10-1-439.2 Discrimination in financial services prohibited
10-1-439.3 Role of Attorney General in prosecuting violators
10-1-439.4 Exemptions
12-3-9 Adoption and promulgation by Board of Natural Resources of rules and regulations regarding parks, historic sites, and recreational areas
12-3-10 Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreational areas upon their refusal to observe rules and regulations; prohibited acts generally
12-3-10.1 Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreation areas; penalty
12-3-11 Civil penalty; reports to department by clerk of court regarding disposition of actions; compensation of clerk for reports
15-9-60 Fees
15-11-601 Disposition of delinquent act
16-1-3 Definitions
16-1-10 Punishment for crimes for which punishment not otherwise provided
16-3-1 Minimum age
16-3-21 Use of force in defense of self or others; evidence of belief that force was necessary in murder or manslaughter prosecution
16-3-22 Immunity from criminal liability of persons rendering assistance to law enforcement officers
16-3-23 Use of force in defense of habitation
16-3-23.1 No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense
16-3-24 Use of force in defense of property other than a habitation
16-3-24.1 Habitation and personal property defined
16-3-24.2 Immunity from prosecution; exception
16-7-21 Criminal trespass
16-11-34.1 Preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members; unlawful activities within the state capitol or certain Capitol Square buildings
16-11-101 Furnishing metal knuckles or a knife to person under the age of 18 years
16-11-101.1 Furnishing pistol or revolver to person under the age of 18 years
16-11-102 Pointing or aiming gun or pistol at another
16-11-103 Discharge of gun or pistol near public highway; penalty
16-11-104 Discharge of firearms on property of another
16-11-105 Discharge of firearm on Sunday; exceptions; penalty
16-11-106 Possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes
16-11-108 Misuse of firearm or archery tackle while hunting
16-11-109 Activities prohibited to person charged with violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-108; penalty for violation of Code section; surrender of hunting license
16-11-113 Offense of transferring firearm to individual other than actual buyer
16-11-120 Short title
16-11-121 Definitions
16-11-122 Possession of sawed-off shotgun or rifle, machine gun, silencer, or dangerous weapon prohibited
16-11-123 Unlawful possession of firearms or weapons
16-11-124 Exemptions from application of part
16-11-125 Burden of proof as to exemptions
16-11-125.1 Definitions
16-11-126 Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, private property, and other locations and conditions
16-11-127 Carrying weapons in unauthorized locations
16-11-127.1 Carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school
16-11-127.2 Weapons on premises of nuclear power facility
16-11-128 Carrying pistol without license
16-11-129 Weapons carry license; temporary renewal permit; mandamus; verification of license
16-11-130 Exemptions from Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2
16-11-130.1 Allowing personnel to carry weapons within certain school safety zones and at school functions
16-11-130.2 Carrying a weapon or long gun at a commercial service airport
16-11-131 Possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offender probationers
16-11-132 Possession of handgun by person under the age of 18 years
16-11-133 Minimum periods of confinement for persons convicted who have prior convictions
16-11-134 Discharging firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
16-11-135 Public or private employer's parking lots; right of privacy in vehicles in employer's parking lot or invited guests on lot; severability; rights of action
16-11-136 Restrictions on possession, manufacture, sale, or transfer of knives
16-11-137 Required possession of weapons carry license or proof of exemption when carrying a weapon; detention for investigation of carrying permit
16-11-138 Defense of self or others as absolute defense
16-11-150 Short title
16-11-151 Prohibited training
16-11-152 Authorized training
16-11-160 Use of machine guns, sawed-off rifles, sawed-off shotguns, or firearms with silencers during commission of certain offenses; enhanced criminal penalties
16-11-161 Consistent local laws or ordinances authorized
16-11-162 Exemption for use of force in defense of others
16-11-171 Definitions
16-11-172 Transfers or purchases of firearms subject to the NICS; information concerning persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized to be forwarded to the FBI; penalties for breach of confidentiality; exceptions
16-11-173 Legislative findings; preemption of local regulation and lawsuits; exceptions
16-12-122 Definitions
16-12-123 Bus or rail vehicle hijacking; boarding with concealed weapon; company use of reasonable security measures
16-12-127 Prohibition on firearms, hazardous substances, knives, or other devices; penalty; affirmative defenses
16-12-128 Effect of part on other provisions of law; civil or criminal proceedings; restitution
16-12-129 Defense of self or others an absolute defense to violation under this part
16-13-21 Definitions
16-13-25 Schedule I
16-13-26 Schedule II
16-13-27 Schedule III
16-13-27.1 Exempt anabolic steroids
16-13-28 Schedule IV
16-13-29 Schedule V
17-5-50 Property unlawfully obtained; rights of owner; hearing; admissibility of photographs in lieu of original property; representation of unknown or absent defendants; statements made by defendant or agent at trial
17-5-51 Civil forfeiture of weapons used in commission of crime, possession of which constitutes crime or delinquent act, or illegal concealment generally
17-5-52 Disposition of weapons used in commission of crime or delinquent act involving possession; civil forfeiture
17-5-52.1 Disposal of forfeited or abandoned firearms; innocent owners; auctions; record keeping; liability of government entities
17-5-53 Disposition of devices with historical or instructional value
17-10-3 Punishment for misdemeanors generally
21-2-2 Definitions
21-2-413 Conduct of voters, campaigners, and others at polling places generally
27-1-36 Civil enforcement by department; disposition of penalties
27-1-38 Penalty for violations of title
27-3-1.1 Acts prohibited on wildlife management areas
27-3-6 Possession of firearm while hunting with bow and arrow
27-3-7 Hunting under the influence of alcohol or drugs
27-4-11.1 Possession of firearms and intoxication on public fishing areas; fishing in closed fishing areas; other restrictions in public fishing areas
33-24-30.1 Excluding or denying coverage on basis of lawful firearms possession
35-3-34 Disclosure and dissemination of criminal records to private persons and businesses; resulting responsibility and liability of issuing center; provision of certain information to the FBI in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
37-1-1 Definitions
38-2-194 Control of armories and other facilities; officer in charge
38-2-277 Unauthorized military bodies prohibited; exceptions; support by counties or cities prohibited; penalty for membership
38-2-301 Closing places where firearms and ammunition sold, where disorder likely to occur; penalty for not obeying closing order
38-3-37 Prohibited actions by government official or employee during declared state of emergency
38-3-51 Emergency powers of Governor; termination of emergency; limitations in energy emergency; immunity
41-1-9 Sport shooting ranges
42-4-13 Possession of drugs, weapons, or alcohol by inmates
42-5-15 Crossing of guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, or drugs without consent of warden or superintendent
43-38-10 Permits to carry firearms; proficiency requirement; exemption from specified laws; denial, refusal to renew, and suspension of permits; effect of license suspension and restoration
50-18-70 Legislative intent; definitions
50-18-71 Right of access; timing; fees; denial of requests; impact of electronic records
50-18-72 When public disclosure not required
50-18-73 Jurisdiction to enforce article; attorney's fees and litigation expenses; good faith reliance as defense to action
50-18-74 Penalty for violations; procedure for commencement of prosecution.
51-11-9 Immunity from civil liability for threat or use of force in defense of habitation