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Carrying of firearms-Georgia

The board may grant a permit to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm to any person who is at least 21 years of age and who is licensed or registered and meets the qualifications and training requirements.[i] Permit shall be issued or renewed only on proof that the applicant is proficient in the use of firearms.  The board shall have the authority to require periodic recertification of proficiency in the use of firearms and to refuse to renew a permit upon failure to comply with such requirement.  An individual issued a permit in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 43-38-10 shall be exempt from the Code Section 16-11-126, relating to carrying a concealed weapon; Code Section 16-11-127, relating to carrying deadly weapons at public gatherings; Code Section 16-11-128, relating to carrying a pistol without a license; and Code Section 16-11-129, relating to licenses to carry pistols and revolvers generally.

Concealed permit shall be issued to residents only.  The issuing authority is the Probate court in the county in which the applicant resides.  The cost for obtaining a permit varies from $39 – $49 depending on the county.  Identification and Proof of Residency is required for granting a permit and most counties will accept a valid Georgia Drivers License as identification proof.

Georgia has reciprocity agreements with Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi,Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,  Vermont and Wyoming.

[i] O.C.G.A. § 43-38-10.

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