In GA, Cobb County specifically, air guns are not classed as firearms. Other Local ordinances may vary. In Cobb you can not discharge a firearm except in self-defense or at a licensed range. But you can discharge air guns, if done safely. Of course, neighbors can be very touchy and not very understanding. I got my old MKI Co2 worked over and converted to a souped up .22. Trouble is its louder than my .22lr rifles. My air rifle is an under lever Weihrauch HW77 in .22. Love that gun.