In 2011, Alabama enacted a law prohibiting any person from knowingly soliciting, encouraging, persuading, or enticing another person to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances the person knows would violate federal or Alabama law.1

The 2011 law also penalizes someone who provides a seller of firearms or ammunition with what the person knows to be materially false information with the intent to deceive the seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition.2

Alabama law also prohibits:

  • Anyone from giving false information or offering false evidence of identity in purchasing or otherwise securing delivery of a handgun or in applying for a license to carry a handgun.3
  • A licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer from conducting the transfer or purchase of a firearm without conducting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”);4 and
  • The possession, receipt, sale, or use of a firearm after the maker, model, manufacturer’s number or other mark or identification has been changed, altered, removed, or obliterated.5

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for further information on this topic.

Notes
  1. Ala. Code § 13A-11-58.1. ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎
  3. Ala. Code § 13A-11-81. ⤴︎
  4. Ala. Code § 41-9-649. ⤴︎
  5. Ala. Code § 13A-11-64(b). ⤴︎