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What does this law really mean?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by REB, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. REB

    REB Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. ProficientRifleman

    ProficientRifleman Well-Known Member


    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.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
  3. mekender

    mekender Well-Known Member

    FL too i believe... if i recall correctly, their law says that you may purchase long guns in "contiguous states"
  4. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    Per federal law, it is unlawfull;

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

    Pat-inCO Well-Known Member

    Since it is an Alabama law, talk with an Alabama lawyer.
  6. REB

    REB Well-Known Member

    I guess what I should really be asking is does this law really mean anything because of existing federal law?
  7. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Correct, but the non-Alabama FFL would now be allowed to deliver to the Alabama resident purchaser.

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