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Georgia law declares any weapon the possession or carrying of which constitutes a crime or delinquent act to be contraband and forfeited.1 Georgia law also describes the fate of a confiscated weapon when a defendant is found guilty of the illegal possession or carrying of the weapon.2 However, Georgia has no law requiring the removal of firearms when a person initially becomes prohibited from possessing them.

 See our Firearm Relinquishment policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Ga. Code Ann. § 17-5-51.[]
  2. Ga. Code Ann. § 17-5-52.[]