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Alabama State NFA Rules and Allowable NFA Items

In general, Alabama is very friendly toward the rights of gun owners and recognizes the right to own NFA weapons and items. The State of Alabama allows for the possession, sale, and use of most NFA-regulated items as long as done so in compliance with federal law. The only restriction is under the “Any Other Weapons” subheading – walking cane rifles and shotguns are expressly prohibited under Alabama law. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board recently voted unanimously to allow hunting with silencers.

Possession of NFA Items:
13A-11-62: Definitions:
(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 16 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.
13A-11-63: Possession, sale, etc., of short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun; applicability.

(a)  A person who possesses, obtains, receives, sells, or uses a short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun in violation of federal lawis guilty of a Class C felony.

*Hunting With a Silencer:

Alabama Regulations Relating to Game, Fish, Furbearers and Other Wildlife.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board recently voted unanimously to repeal a portion of the law that prohibits hunting with a silencer. The rule will now read as follows:

220-2-.02
(1)(e):
It shall be unlawful to possess fully automatic firearms or silenced firearms while hunting any species of wildlife.

*NOTE: AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, THE RULE CHANGE WAS NOT IN EFFECT. IT MUST STILL GO THROUGH A FINALIZATION PROCESS BEFORE GOING INTO EFFECT.

Legal Disclaimer:

This information is provided as a service to the public. It is NOT intended as legal advice and should never be considered as such. This information was up to date at the time of publication.

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