- Georgia has cleared the way for thousands of people who had been involuntarily committed for mental illness to buy guns, the AJC's Rhonda Cook reported.
- Whether it's triggered by terrorist attacks or fears of new gun restrictions, Georgia may be setting a new record for gun sales, AJC reporter Alan Judd recently noted.
- A Marietta lawmaker has revamped a bill that would make it illegal for anyone going through a divorce to buy a gun. To try to get bipartisan support for the bill, Sen. Michael Rhett has revamped it to limit the ban to those who have protective orders filed against them.
- The city of Atlanta has thousands of confiscated guns that it is refusing to sell, despite a state law requiring such weapons be auctioned to a licensed gun dealer, the AJC's Jim Galloway reported. The state law has no penalties for non-compliance, but the city could face a lawsuit for ignoring the law.
Gun deaths in Georgia now outnumber deaths from motor vehicle accidents here, Judd also reported this year.
- As of early December, 25 people had died of mass shootings in Georgia this year, according to a nationwide database.
- A Georgia man made headlines when he carried his fully loaded AR-15 through parts of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
- The state GOP in October cancelled a planned guns rights celebration, no explanation given, the AJC's Greg Bluestein and Dan Malloy reported.
- Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson is one of the sponsors of the proposed Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, recently assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
- Campus carry continues to be a controversial topic in Georgia, after attempts to legal concealed weapons on college campuses failed to muster enough support by lawmakers, the AJC's Jeremy Redmon reported.