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TulaneUVA
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Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification

So I am sure we all travel to or through Alabama from time to time, and I remember a while back thinking that Alabama had some very weird gun laws in regards to transporting them. I looked it up again, and found this excerpt from a message board...

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The State of Alabama does recognize pistol licenses or permits to carry concealed weapons issued by other states who will recognize Alabama pistol licenses. [See the list posted above.] Also, a person may carry or transport a long gun (rifle or shotgun) without a permit. A person may lawfully transport a firearm, including a handgun, from one state in which they are legal to possess to another state without a permit as required under Alabama law, provided the following conditions are met:

1. The firearm is unloaded.
2. Neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle.
3. In case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment, the firearm and ammunition shall be in a locked container other than the glove box or console.


Questions:
1. Can any one verify that this is true?
2. What kind of retarded law is this? How can you be free to open carry but not have it openly in your car. I can't believe a state in the south would require a 'permit' for vehicle transportation.
This post was edited on 5/1 at 12:25 pm



dawg23
Mississippi St. Fan
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
2091 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
Go to www.handgunlaw.us

Click on the state of Alabama (It's the one that looks like a schoolkid's mirror image of Mississippi).


bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
7875 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
They are true and they are retarded.

For being "gun friendly" this transportation law is a bit ridiculous.


gmrkr5
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BR
Member since Jul 2009
9982 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
it's true and i'm sure if a gump cop pulls you over your gonna be fricked. i travel through alabama multiple times annually and it pisses me off every time cause you gotta comply with this shit


TulaneUVA
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
That is an excellent website. Thank you for wrapping up this thread.

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dawg23
Mississippi St. Fan
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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i travel through alabama multiple times annually and it pisses me off every time cause you gotta comply with this shit


Get a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit -- problem solved.


TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21159 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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Get a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit -- problem solved.


Yep, that's what it comes down to.


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9512 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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For being "gun friendly" this transportation law is a bit ri


In TN it's worse. If you don't have a CCL you have to have 3 steps before your gun is ready to be fired. Load magazine (bullets and mag must be separate), load gun (magazine and gun must be separate), fire.


TulaneUVA
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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Load magazine (bullets and mag must be separate),


Absurdity.


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
So if a cop in bammer asks me if I have a gun, do I have to answer or can I plead the fifth.


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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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In TN it's worse. If you don't have a CCL you have to have 3 steps before your gun is ready to be fired. Load magazine (bullets and mag must be separate), load gun (magazine and gun must be separate), fire.


I'm glad my permit makes this whole process null and void.

But good god that is ridiculous.


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rompus
Alabama Fan
Kentucky
Member since Jan 2010
498 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
It's true, and I agree, it's a retarded law.

I live in Kentucky but travel back home to gumpland occasionally.

I much prefer Kentucky's gun laws.


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VetteGuy
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Feb 2008
15337 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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They are true and they are retarded.


Reason #3,763 that Bama sucks.


OK, not really, but that law does suck.
I thought Gumps had more gumption than that.


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Five0
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
6148 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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it's true and i'm sure if a gump cop pulls you over your gonna be fricked.


Not really. Never given anyone grief that had a permit. There is a bill currently being discussed to change this for what it is worth.


Yellerhammer5
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2012
2214 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
I don't understand why anyone with a handgun would not have a CCW permit. If Alabama doesn't reciprocate with your state, then bitch to your own state government.

And yes, the law is stupid and just about nobody follows it. You'll probably get pulled over by the one a-hole cop who will though.


BFIV
Virginia
Member since Apr 2012
1479 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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I don't understand why anyone with a handgun would not have a CCW permit.


I can answer that for you: A lot of us don't want our name on any official government list of gun owners.


TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21159 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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Never given anyone grief that had a permit.


This is the issue. We don't have 'permits' here in LA except for CC. Most people would like to open carry and/or transport without having to obtain a permit.


Five0
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
6148 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
1. Move to AL.
2. Contact your new state legislators/run for office yourself.
3. Change law.

I hate MA gun laws but it does me no good to complain from another state.


TidenUP
Alabama Fan
Dauphin Island
Member since Apr 2011
1108 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
I have a CCW in AL and it specifies it can be carried in a vehicle,fully loaded as long as it's not on open display.It still must be concealed in the vehicle.My 1911 stays between the driver and passenger front seats.Unless you're advertising it,you should be okay.


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TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21159 posts

re: Alabama handgun transportation law: need verification
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1. Move to AL.
2. Contact your new state legislators/run for office yourself.
3. Change law.

I hate MA gun laws but it does me no good to complain from another state.


What else does one do on a message board?

Look the reason why I am complaining is that: 1) I want to be protected at times while traveling (and driving around with it locked or ammo and gun separate doesn't provide for that) 2) It makes no damn sense to avoid Alabama and 'drive around' just because of this dumb law

ETA: I, among others here apparently, think it's a reasonable complaint

I think Bama citizens should grow a pair, voice their demands, and get the law changed
This post was edited on 5/1 at 3:29 pm


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