Alabama Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Alabama Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Alabama gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Alabama can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Alabama State Constitution

"That the great, general and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare… That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and that, therefore, they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to change their form of government in such manner as they may deem expedient."

"That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for the common good, and to apply to those invested with the power of government for redress of grievances or other purposes, by petition, address, or remonstrance."

"That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression."

Alabama Gun Laws

Alabama Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Alabama Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Alabama Pistol Permits (Source: Alabama Sheriffs Association)
Alabama Firearm Information (Source: Alabama Attorney General)

Alabama Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting License Overview (Source: Alabama Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
Hunting License Description & Fees (Source:
Hunting License Purchase Portal (Source: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
Hunter Education (Source: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)

Alabama Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges (Source: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Alabama Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Alabama NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Alabama State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Alabama State Rifle & Pistol Association (NRA-Affiliated)
Bama Carry (GOA-Affiliated)
Alabama Defenders
Alabama Chapter Safari Club International (SCI-Affiliated)
Alabama Ducks Unlimited Chapter
Alabama Students for Concealed Carry (Source:
Alabama Civilian Marksmanship Program (Source:
Alabama NRA-Affiliated State Association (Source:
Alabama Safari Club Affiliated State Association (Source:

Alabama Gun Shows and FFLs

Alabama Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Alabama Gun Shows (Source:
Alabama FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Alabama Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Alabama's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Alabama Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Alabama Public Officials (Source:

Alabama Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Alabama State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Alabama State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Alabama Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Alabama Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Alabama State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Alabama State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Alabama (Source: Tax Foundation)