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Weapons in Georgia's Cities: 2014 Update

June 11, 2014
GMA has prepared three tutorials highlighting Georgia’s laws on weapons and firearms. Part 1 covers existing law, changes to such existing law, and background information. Part 2 covers government buildings, and Part 3 covers courthouses, schools, polling places, public housing, commercial service airports, and the discharge of firearms.

Additionally, GMA has prepared a PowerPoint presentation of the tutorials and a quick summary of the new laws. 

Tutorial: Weapons and Georgia’s Cities: Navigating Georgia’s Laws on Firearms, Weapons, and Local Governments

Part 1: Background
This part of the GMA produced presentation "Weapons and Georgia's Cities" covers the background of federal and state laws on firearms and weapons regulation in Georgia. Important existing firearms and weapons prohibitions currently in place on Georgia's cities are discussed in this part, along with a brief explanation of changes to some of those current prohibitions.

Part 2: Government Buildings
This part of the GMA produced presentation "Weapons and Georgia's Cities" covers the changes to how "government buildings" are affected by Georgia's new weapons and firearms laws. Key definitions are discussed and frequently asked questions are answered concerning city government buildings. These answers cover a wide field of questions concerning the new law including what types of weapons are allowed in government buildings, what type of security is needed for a weapons ban, and who is allowed in government buildings at what times.

Part 3: Courts & More
This part of the GMA produced presentation "Weapons and Georgia's Cities" covers weapons in municipal courts, polling places, jails, public housing, schools, and commercial service airports. The regulation of weapons possessed and carried by city employees and the discharge of firearms are also key topics in this part of the presentation.

Download a PDF of the slides used in the three tutorials above (PDF, 15MB).


Other Resources

Important Changes for Cities in Georgia's New Gun Legislation (PDF, 358KB)

Georgia Attorney General FAQ on Weapons Law Amendments Taking Effect on July 1, 2014 (PDF, 316KB)

Text of HB 60 (PDF, 89KB)

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