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Here's a link to the Georgia Gun Laws. They start at section 16-11-120
The definition of a fiream in Georgia is defined in section 16-1-133:
(2) "Firearm" includes any
handgun, rifle, shotgun, stun gun, taser, or other weapon which will or can be converted
to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge.
It would not have to be loaded or in operable condition for it to be a firearm as Georgia defines it.Section 16-11-31
contains the law as it applies to people with felony convictions.
While the Federal law specifically excludes antique firearms and muzzleloaders from the Federal definition of firearms, from the definition of a Georgia firearm, it appears that blackpowder guns would still be illegal. While Federal law usually trumps state law, there are conflicting sections of the law. Federal law in this area requires that a person have all of his state rights back before they will grant the Federal rights too.
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