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BSNINJA 03-01-2010 12:51 AM

Alabama Rifle Laws
 
Did a Google search, as well as a search of this forum, and could find nothing concerning what i was trying to find, so I pose to anyone that can answer:

What are Alabama's current laws concerning ownership of rifles of the assault variety (Barrel Length, Magazine Capacity, Optics, Silencers, Fire Rate, Bayonette Lugs, Collapse-able stocks, etc...).

I realize the answer I'm looking for may be rather broad, but perhaps someone could link me to a source containing this information? I'm looking to buy my first firearm, and have my eyes on the M-4/M-16 kind of setup. Would just like to know what limitations I could expect.

Thanks in advance!

DrumJunkie 03-01-2010 11:46 AM

Gunlaws.com [Link] usually has links that can help you in these areas.

c3shooter 03-01-2010 10:46 PM

In most of the South, it is not yet MANDATORY that you own one, but it IS strongly encouraged. :rolleyes:

Sorry- I just LOVE to watch the expression of the faces of folks that move here, and want to know what they need to do to "register" their guns. My standard answer is two fold-

"Now, what in the hell would you want to do THAT for?"

Followed by "Welcome to the free country. Go buy a gun, and take a kid shooting."

canebrake 03-01-2010 11:05 PM

http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/alabama.pdf

cameronguyton 03-02-2010 12:52 AM

What part of Bama you from?

BSNINJA 03-02-2010 10:42 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Drum Junkie:
I found that one, but i'll take another look. thanks.

c3shooter:
I have lived in 'bama for some time now, just don't have a firearm of my own.
Im not so much concerned with registration, but the limitations on assault-style rifles. However, your sentiment is not lost :).

canebreak:
thank you, looking at that now.

cameronguyton:
VERY south, yourself?

cameronguyton 03-02-2010 10:07 PM

North of B'ham, south of Huntsville.

RadioActiV 03-02-2010 11:03 PM

For purposes of this division, the following terms shall have the following meanings,
unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) FIREARM. Definition is same as provided in Section 13A-8-1(4).
(2) RIFLE. Any weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be
fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy
of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a
rifled bore for each pull of the trigger.
(3) SHOTGUN. A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be
fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy
of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of
ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.
(4) SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE. A rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches
in length and any weapon made from a rifle (whether by alteration, modification, or
otherwise) if such weapon, as modified, has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(5) SHORT-BARRELED SHOTGUN. A shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18
inches in length and any weapon made from a shotgun (whether by alteration,
modification, or otherwise) if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than
26 inches.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-430, 1.)

13A-11-63. Possession, sale, etc., of short-barreled rifle or shortbarreled
shotgun; applicability of section.
(a) A person who possesses, obtains, receives, sells, or uses a short-barreled rifle or a
short-barreled shotgun is guilty of a Class C felony.
(b) This section does not apply to a peace officer who possesses, obtains, receives, sells,
or uses a short-barreled rifle or a short-barreled shotgun in the course of or in connection
with his official duties.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-430, 2.)
13A-11-64. Alteration, etc., of manufacturer's number, etc., of
firearm; possession, etc., of firearm after identification altered.
A person who either:
(1) Changes, alters, removes, or obliterates the name of the maker, model, manufacturer's
number or other mark or identification of any firearm, or
(2) Possesses, obtains, receives, sells, or uses a firearm after the maker, model,
manufacturer's number or other mark or identification has been changed, altered,
removed, or obliterated, is guilty of a Class C felony.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-430, 3.)
13A-11-65. Penalty.
Violation of Section 13A-11-63(a) or Section 13A-11-64 in the course of, or in
connection with the commission of any other felony shall be a Class B felony, and the
punishment imposed therefor shall be in addition to the punishment imposed for the other
felony.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-430, 4.)

link to all Alabama gun legal questions http://www.ago.alabama.gov/issue/Alabama_Weapon_Law.pdf

what up to the 256

cameronguyton 03-02-2010 11:50 PM

256 in the house.
:D

BSNINJA 03-03-2010 09:40 AM

Thank you very much, RadioActiV.
That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. :D
[namely sections (2), (4), (a), and (b) ]

Also; 251 is occupying this domicile, as well. "Disregard females, collect currency". :P


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