2022 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 11 - Offenses Against Public Order and Safety
Article 4 - Dangerous Instrumentalities and Practices
Part 5 - Brady Law Regulations
§ 16-11-172. Transfers or Purchases of Firearms Subject to the Nics; Information Concerning Persons Who Have Been Involuntarily Hospitalized to Be Forwarded to the Fbi; Penalties for Breach of Confidentiality; Exceptions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-11-172 (2022)
  1. All transfers or purchases of firearms conducted by a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer shall be subject to the NICS. To the extent possible, the center shall provide to the NICS all necessary criminal history information and wanted person records in order to complete an NICS check.
  2. The center shall forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation information concerning persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized as defined in this part for the purpose of completing an NICS check.
  3. Any government official who willfully or intentionally compromises the identity, confidentiality, and security of any records and data pursuant to this part shall be guilty of a felony and fined no less than $5,000.00 and shall be subject to automatic dismissal from his or her employment.
  4. The provisions of this part shall not apply to:
    1. Any firearm, including any handgun with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before 1898;
    2. Any replica of any firearm described in paragraph (1) of this subsection if such replica is not designed or redesigned to use rimfire or conventional center-fire fixed ammunition or uses rimfire or conventional center-fire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; and
    3. Any firearm which is a curio or relic as defined by 27 C.F.R. 178.11.

History. Code 1981, § 16-11-172 , enacted by Ga. L. 1995, p. 139, § 2; Ga. L. 1997, p. 1411, § 1; Ga. L. 2005, p. 613, § 1/SB 175.

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