http://www.georgiacarry.org/ (Website to which Cobb Co Police Info Office refers public inquiries regarding firearm laws in the state of GA)
Note: There are additions/exceptions to the Georgia gun laws listed below too numerous to include.
Georgia gun laws prohibit firearms in:
Persons prohibited from possessing a firearm:
Following a horrific mass shooting in California at an elementary school in 1989, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 was enacted. The ban lasted ten years and covered 18 types of firearms. Certain military-style (automatic) guns were banned, along with semi-automatics, like the AR-15's and AK47's. In addition, large-capacity magazines, holding more than 10 bullets were banned. Although the assault weapons ban does not exist today on a federal level, some state have adopted similar bans to keep their citizens safe. Georgia is not one of those states though, semi-automatics and high-capacity magazines are legal in our state.
Federal laws today prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from owning a rifle, shotgun or ammunition; and under the age of 21 from owning a handgun (with the exception of military personnel). In addition, automatic firearms are unlawful (after 1986), and anyone grandfathered in must have ATF approval in order to transfer automatic weapons. In addition, federal law restricts silencers/suppressors, short-barreled shotguns and rifles; as well as "destructive" devices such as machine guns, bazookas, grenades, missiles/launchers and more.