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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. In 2021, Georgia had the 15th highest gun death rate among the states. Georgia also supplied crime guns to other states at the seventh highest rate among the states. Georgia exported crime guns at more than twice the national rate and more than twice the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

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
  • Concealed carry permitting
  • Community violence intervention funding



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.