Weapons Reporting and Licensing Bill Passes Senate

ATLANTA (March 4, 2013) – Senate Bill 101, a bill that would remove burdensome reporting requirements for firearms dealers and recognize out-of-state weapons carry licenses in Georgia, passed the Senate today by a vote of 41 to 10. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Frank Ginn (R – Danielsville).

“This legislation will remove burdensome requirements for businesses, including costly and redundant mandates for firearms dealers,” said Sen. Ginn.

Measures proposed in SB 101 include:

  • Removing the superfluous state required license currently required for a firearms dealer and requiring only a Federal Firearms License
  • Preventing public housing authorities from restricting the lawful possession of firearms by tenants in lease agreements
  • Authorizing non-Georgia residents with a weapons carry license to carry their weapon legally in Georgia
  • Allowing persons between the ages of 18 – 21 to possess a weapon carry license provided they have completed basic training, or are active duty or without a dishonorable discharge from any U.S. military branch
  • Strengthening confidentiality and prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of license holders

SB 101 is one of several weapons bills being considered during the 2013 legislative session by the Georgia General Assembly. The bill will now transfer to the House of Representatives for consideration.

For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director