Georgia has very weak gun laws and is a major exporter of crime guns to other states. Lawmakers have an obligation to do more to save lives from gun violence.
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.
What Georgia Does Well
- Certain open carry regulations
- Certain child access prevention laws
- Handgun dealer regulation
What Georgia Is Missing
- Universal background checks
- Gun owner licensing
- Extreme risk protection orders
- Domestic violence gun laws
- Assault weapon restrictions
- Large capacity magazine ban
- Waiting periods
- Strong concealed carry law
- Community violence intervention funding
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