Alabama State Law Summary

Posted on January 3, 2012

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Last updated December 12, 2013

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While Alabama does require handgun dealers to obtain a state license, this requirement does not apply to dealers who only sell rifles and shotguns. In addition, Alabama does not:

Local governments in Alabama generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition.

In 2010, Alabama had the third highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In addition, based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (“MAIG”), in 2009 Alabama ranked fifth among the states in the rate of crime gun exports – guns originally purchased in that state that were recovered after being used in a crime in another state. Alabama exports crime guns at a rate that is more than double the national average, and more than double the rate at which it imports crime guns from other states.

Alabama Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Alabama, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.