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Georgia law does not require a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.

For laws applicable to handgun dealers, see Georgia Dealer Regulations. For laws regarding the sale of firearms to minors, see Georgia Minimum Age to Purchase or Possess Firearms. See the section entitled Firearms Trafficking in Georgia for additional laws that limit private sales of firearms.

 See our Universal Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.