The Alabama State Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State.
An FBI background check is required to buy a firearm from any licensed dealer in Alabama. The dealer will all record different characteristics of the gun. Private sales are legal and do not require an FBI background check.
Firearms are banned or restricted in certain places including but not limited to: state parks, recreation areas, refuges, sanctuaries, offices of the Department of Human Resources, domestic violence shelters, police stations, youth detention facilities, licensed family and group day care, and other child care facilities. Firearms are not banned on school grounds, unless the person intends to do bodily harm to people in the area. Alabama’s weapons law can be found here
|Permit to Purchase||No||No|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
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