Gun Laws in Alabama

State Law Background

While Alabama does require handgun dealers to obtain a state license, this requirement does not apply to dealers who only sell rifles and shotguns. In addition, Alabama does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Local governments in Alabama generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition.

In 2017, Alabama had the second highest gun death rate among the states. Alabama also supplied crime guns to other states at the sixth highest rate among the states. Alabama exported crime guns at more than twice the national rate and more than 2.5 times the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

Alabama Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Alabama, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.