Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Universal Background Checks in Alabama.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 February
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Private Sales in Alabama
Alabama has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.
Alabama law prohibits anyone from delivering a handgun (but not a long gun) to any person he or she has reasonable cause to believe has been convicted of a crime of violence, or is a drug addict, a habitual drunkard, or of unsound mind.
The only other Alabama laws governing such sales are those addressing the minimum age of the purchaser…