Short-barreled shotguns and rifles are banned in my state of Alabama. We are generally a gun-owner friendly state, so how might we go about getting this prohibition eliminated? Is this feasable?
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July 15, 2003, 10:43 AM
What are we talking about here? I'm assuming that the Federal legal limits of 18" barrels for shotguns and 16" barrels for rifles are still OK in your state. Do they ban NFA-legal shorter barrels, going further than the Federal regulations?
July 15, 2003, 10:46 AM
First, define what a "short barreled" rifle or shotgun is. If it falls within the Federal limits of 16" on a rifle and 18" on a shotgun, a change is very unlikely. If the Alabama lengths are longer you might be able to get the law changed so that it was consistant with the Feds.
July 15, 2003, 11:55 AM
It is a class C felony for anyone other than a peace officer to have a rifle with less than a 16 inch barrel or less than 26 inches overall. For shotguns, the barrell must be at least 18 inches, with 26 inches overall.