What does this law really mean?


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REB
April 15, 2008, 04:22 PM
This Law was passed last year in Alabama.

Section 13A-11-58
Sale of firearms or ammunition to residents of other states; purchase in other states.
(a) Any resident of Alabama authorized to sell and deliver rifles, shotguns, and ammunition may sell and deliver them to a resident of any state where the sale of the firearms and ammunition is legal. Any purchaser of the firearm or ammunition may take or send it out of the state or have it delivered to his or her place of residence.

(b) Any resident of Alabama who legally purchases rifles, shotguns, and ammunition in any state where the purchase is legal may take delivery of the weapons either in the state where they were purchased or in Alabama.

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ProficientRifleman
April 15, 2008, 05:01 PM
It means that the Law of the State of Alabama is now in agreement with Federal Law.

Federal law has said since FOPA 1986, that long guns may be sold, by an FFL, to a resident of any state. The sale however must comply with the laws of both states. Many states still have restrictions on interstate transfers. Some states have written "contiguous state" exemptions for long guns.

It means to you that if you reside in Mississippi or Georgia, you may now buy long guns in Alabama and be in compliance with both Federal ans State law.

mekender
April 15, 2008, 06:54 PM
FL too i believe... if i recall correctly, their law says that you may purchase long guns in "contiguous states"

gbran
April 15, 2008, 09:02 PM
Per federal law, it is unlawfull;

(5) for any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any firearm to any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the transferor resides; except that this paragraph shall not apply to (A) the transfer, transportation, or delivery of a firearm made to carry out a bequest of a firearm to, or an acquisition by intestate succession of a firearm by, a person who is permitted to acquire or possess a firearm under the laws of the State of his residence, and (B) the loan or rental of a firearm to any person for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes;



What this means is that private parties cannot directly sell to a person who resides in another state without going thru an FFL.

Pat-inCO
April 16, 2008, 02:01 PM
Since it is an Alabama law, talk with an Alabama lawyer.

REB
April 16, 2008, 04:05 PM
I guess what I should really be asking is does this law really mean anything because of existing federal law?

Henry Bowman
April 16, 2008, 05:45 PM
What this means is that private parties cannot directly sell to a person who resides in another state without going thru an FFL.Correct, but the non-Alabama FFL would now be allowed to deliver to the Alabama resident purchaser.

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