Georgia Firearm Bill of Sale

The Georgia firearm bill of sale is a document used by two or more parties and serves as evidence that a transaction involving the transfer of ownership of a firearm occurred. The transaction can be a trade, sale, or purchase and the details are recorded in the bill of sale. Things like the serial number, names of involved parties, make of the gun, etc. are included. Keep in mind that because of the nature of the document, it should be notarized by a notary public. That means the parties carrying out the transaction should hold off for signing until they find a suitable notary public. 

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Georgia Firearm Bill of Sale

Selling a firearm privately

As long as an individual or entity is legally permitted to own a firearm in Georgia, they are permitted to sell it in a private transaction. With that being said, the buyer should also be eligible to purchase and own firearms in Georgia. There are certain prohibitions for who’s allowed to own firearms. 

Prohibited from Buying

Specific persons are prohibited from purchasing a firearm in Georgia, as outlined in O.C.G.A. §16-11-131(b.1):

  • Any person who is prohibited by this Code section from possessing a firearm because of conviction of a forcible felony or because of being on probation as a first offender for a forcible felony pursuant to this Code section and who attempts to purchase or obtain transfer of a firearm shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

Do you need to register a gun? 

Georgia is one of the few states that do not require gun owners to register themselves or the firearms they own. 

Is concealed carry allowed in Georgia? 

Yes, concealed carry is allowed but before then, it’s necessary to have a weapons carry license specific to the state of Georgia. There are multiple steps before someone can receive a concealed carry permit. 

  • They must be at least twenty-one years old. If they’re active-duty military then the requirement is lowered to eighteen years old. 

  • The applicant must be a resident of Georgia, a citizen of the United States or a legal resident, and have no convictions that would disqualify them from owning a firearm. 

  • The applicant must also have sound mental health and have not been admitted to a mental health institution against their will. Voluntary admissions are a different story. 

The process to apply for a concealed carry permit involves the following steps 

  • Go to the probate court with identity proof, proof of residency in the state of Georgia (utility bills should work), and proof that the applicant is a citizen or resident. 

  • Complete the required application form in person or online 

  • Submit the application to the clerk and pay the fee associated with the process 

  • Submit fingerprints with the clerk while there or get them processed within 5 working days of the initial application 

  • Go through a background check 

  • Within thirty days, the court will inform the applicant whether they’ve been approved or denied a license

Georgia does provide recognition for the concealed carry permits of specific states as outlined in O.C.G.A. Code § 16-11-126(e)(1)(a).

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