Alabama Gun Laws

Alabama Gun Laws

Alabama State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney                       

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places NO
Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places Burglary, kidnapping, first and second degree assault, robbery, forcible rape, forcible sodomy
Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle No - dwelling, premises
Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places Yes - Arson
Immunity from Civil liability Yes, but possible exceptions
Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law N/A


How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Alabama

In Alabama, a person may apply for a concealed handgun permit (Pistol Permit or Pistol License)  to the Sheriff of the county in which they reside.  Source:ALA. CODE § 13A-11-75 (1975)

On May 20, 2013, Senate Bill 286 was signed into law and took effect on August 1, 2013. This makes Alabama a Shall Issue State. Sheriff’s are required to issue or deny the concealed carry application within thirty (30) days. Upon denials, applicants will receive a written notice and have the chance to appeal the denial.

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