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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

ALABAMA
CONCEALED CARRY

A license is required for concealed carry (Shall Issue).
You can obtain a concealed carry license at the sheriff’s office for your county in Alabama.

Starting January 1, 2023, you will not be required to undergo a background check or have a permit when carrying a concealed weapon.

OPEN CARRY

No permit is needed for the open carry of a handgun or shotgun.
You must be 18 years old.
You cannot open carry in certain places such as a courthouse or a school.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

The firearm must be unloaded.
Handguns must be in a container or compartment that is locked and is in the vehicle, or affixed securely to it.

Starting January 1, 2023, you will be able to carry a handgun that is loaded in your vehicle without a license or permit.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

Legal in Alabama:
Machine guns
Short barreled rifles
Short barreled shotguns
Suppressors (silencers)

HUNTING

Suppressors (silencers) are legal when hunting.
Hunting with a firearm is illegal within 50 yards of public areas including:
Parks
Public roads
Railroads
Highways
Restricted firearms while include muzzle rifles, 40 caliber or more, shotguns with more than 4 shots.
Fully automatic firearms while hunting is prohibited.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

No permit is required to buy a firearm (rifle, shotgun, handgun) from an individual.
Firearms do not need to be registered.
There is no waiting period when purchasing a firearm.
There is no law that restricts the sale of multiple firearms.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

Ammo that is designed for bullet proof vest penetration (such as brass or steal Teflon coated ammunition) is unlawful for both possession and sales.
There is no law regarding magazine size.
No license is required for the sale of ammunition.

OTHER

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