We're actually middle of the pack.
Short barreled rifles and shotguns are legal in every state except for three, and suppressors in every state except for four. Georgia, like most states, follows Federal guidelines for all three, leaving registration and licensing up to them (preemption). For $200 and a special stamp, any resident of any state can buy them; possession is a different matter. There are only five states that have any sort of waiting period for firearms purchases, all of which exceed Federal guidelines.
Only one of the four questions even touches on the purchasing of firearms, the rest deal specifically with firearms possession. Had the writer gone to any gun store in the state to inquire into purchasing, he would have seen that Georgia has similar laws to most other states. He would first fill out a Federal form and submit his government-issued I.D. to the seller, who would then call the FBI and submit the information to them for entry into the NCIS database, which scans for criminal ties and history. If that checks out, then the sale can be completed. Just like everywhere else.
Obtaining a concealed carry permit is a separate matter, and is more of an in-depth process.
WTF is wrong with Japanese people? Ugh.
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