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 Trafficking & Straw Purchasing policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.