Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Alabama

Posted on February 28, 2012

Alabama law prohibits any person from selling, giving or lending a handgun to any person under age 18.1 Alabama law also prohibits the delivery of a handgun to any person under the age of 18.2

Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits.

See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Ala. Code § 13A-11-57. See also Ala. Code § 13A-11-76 (defining minor as a person under age 18). []
  2. Ala. Code § 13A-11-76. However, Ala. Code § 13A-11-76 does not apply to the sale of handguns as curiosities or ornaments. Ala. Code § 13A-11-83. []