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This week the Governor of Georgia signed a NRA and ASA backed House Bill into law. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. Included in the bill is a provision to legalize the use of a suppressor  while hunting. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2014.

Once the law goes into effect, Georgia will become the 32nd state in which civilians can use suppressors while hunting. Of those states, only Louisiana and Montana does not allow the use of suppressors while hunting game animals.

(Map from American Silencer Association’s website

There are several states which are working on changes to firearms laws at the current time.

Alabama is in the process of legalizing hunting with suppressors Georgia is in the process of legalizing hunting with suppressors Iowa is in the process of legalizing suppressors Washington State has both a house bill and senate bill legalizing the use of Short Barrel Riffles.

These new legislative initiatives should greatly increase the sales of suppressors and SBRs in the above states. If you are looking for a Gun Trust to create purchase, manage, and own NFA firearms contact us to find out more about a Gun Trust Lawyer® in your area and the benefits to using a real gun trust.

Thumbnail image for 50calsilencer.jpgWhile in some states, it is illegal to hunt with a Silencer, in the following states it is legal to hunt with a suppressor (often referred to as a “silencer”).

In states where hunting with suppressors have been legalized, we have seen substantial increases in the sales of suppressors and the wait times for approval from the ATF have also increased. Many states that have legalized suppressors still have CLEOs who refuse to sign for individuals to purchase them. An NFA Gun Trust or a more flexible Gun trust can not only avoid the CLEO signature requirement in most states, but can also provide many benefits to firearms owners and their families. To learn about the benefits, please fill out the contact us form at the top of this page and request information on what a gun trust is and how they may benefit you.

Remember these laws change frequently, so please verify this with your state prior to hunting with a suppressor.

On Jan 31st the Georgia Senate passed a bill to authorize the use of silencers on hunting firearms under certain circumstances and repeal conflicting laws. On Feb 1st 2012 the bill was sent to the house. Here is a link to see the current status and the bill.

Around 6-8 months ago I was approached about a new Gun Range in the Atlanta Georgia area (on Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs), it was suppose to be high tech, have movable targets and also include a gun store. I decided to invest in it, while I have no active role in the day to day management, I felt that under the new FCC disclosure requirements, and even without them, it was proper for me to disclose my ownership interest in the operations. I have not seen the completed indoor range yet, but have seen it during the construction. I recently saw a thread on silencertalk discussing the range and wanted to share it with everyone. I must say that I was shocked by the pictures and its looks nicer than I was expecting. I am looking forward to visiting the range next weekend when I drive through Atlanta. Take a look for yourself at the pictures of the Sandy Springs Gun Club and let me know what you think about the range pictures on Silencer Talk.

If you know of other full auto and silencer friendly gun clubs let me know and I will be adding them to each state’s listings

July 1, 2008:  Georgia’s new right to Carry Law goes into effect and there already seems confusion over the law.  The Mayor of Atlanta has declared the airport a gun free zone which appears to be in violation of the new law.  Although Federal law covers the airport security check points and beyond, the local laws control in the baggage and check in areas.

Georgia’s new law specifically allows for the ability to carry firearms in any area of public transportation which would include the airport.

On May 14th, 2008, Georgia’s Governor Sonny Perdue signed legislation which will strengthen Georgia’s current right to Carry laws.  This legislation will

  1. allow licensed permit holders to possess a firearm in any private motor vehicle, while on any publicly accessible parking lot;
  2. prohibit gun dealer entrapment schemes like those orchestrated by New York Mayor Bloomberg;
  3. allow concealed carry permit holders to carry in State Parks, recreation areas, wildlife management areas, and public transportation;
  4. create a stricter time limit for various stages of the concealed carry license application process; and
  5. allow concealed carry permit holders to carry in restaurants.

Georgia NFA Class 3 firearmsThere are several type of Class 3 items that are restricted by the National Firearms Act.

Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of class 3 firearms in addition to the compliance that is required with the national Firearms Act.

In Georgia you can own the following items that are regulated the the National Firearms Act

Machine Guns Silencers Any Other Weapon (AOW)

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