Victory in Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Law Takes Effect

gun constitutionEditor’s Note: This is a huge victory for gun rights. This bill will make Georgia a freer and safer place to live.

House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history, goes into effect today, July 1.

HB 60, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal (R) on April 23, enacts the following pro-gun reforms for law-abiding gun owners in Georgia:

  • Removes fingerprinting for renewal of Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL).
  • Prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of WCL holders.
  • Creates an absolute defense for the legal use of deadly force in the face of a violent attack.
  • Lowers the age to obtain a concealed WCL from 21 to 18 for active duty military with specific training.
  • Allows for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting.
  • Repeals the unnecessary and duplicative state-required license for a firearms dealer, instead requiring only a Federal Firearms License (FFL).

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