White Paper on Property Management and Firearms in Georgia

January 15, 2020 | By: Molly Looman

Changing firearms laws in Georgia present a unique set of considerations for building owners and property managers. After the Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act was passed in 2014, Georgia citizens are now allowed to carry firearms in public spaces. This includes offices, retail spaces and other commercial zones. The BOMA Georgia Foundation understood that this shift in laws may leave property managers facing a lot of questions. The white paper on firearms in Georgia is meant to answer those questions. 

Beyond laying out the laws and explaining them, the white paper explains how Georgia’s firearms laws impact property managers, building owners and their tenants. The white paper delves into different areas a firearm may be and answers common questions such as: Can I restrict firearms in my building/parking area/property?This white paper is meant as a resource for all members of the commercial real estate industry to better understand their responsibilities and positions.  

With new firearms laws such HB 280 that allows guns on public college campuses, the BOMA Foundation is committed to continuing research and keeping the industry as up to date as possible. This white paper serves to provide a base knowledge and peace of mind.  

The white paper is available for free on the foundation website: https://www.bomageorgiafoundation.org/research