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 Hunting Rules & Regulations

Alabama Shooting Ranges

Alabama Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

Alabama NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Alabama State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Alabama Gun Shows and FFLs

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

Alabama Elected Public Officials

Alabama Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Alabama State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Firearm Background Check Data

Background check types

The transaction types Permit, Permit Recheck, Handgun, Long Gun, Other, Multiple and Admin on the chart are for background checks initiated by an officially-licensed Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or criminal justice/law enforcement agency prior to the issuance of a firearm-related permit or transfer.

Multiple indicates a background check where more than one type of firearm is associated to a single background check.

Admin indicates the administrative checks that are for other authorized uses of the NICS.

Pre-Pawn background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees seeking to pledge or pawn a firearm.

Redemption background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to regain possession of a firearm after pledging or pawning a firearm as security at a pawn shop.

Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Return to Seller-Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Best Gun-Friendly States Ranking

Overall Freedom Ranking

Business Tax Climate Rankings