Federal Gun Laws in Alabama for Convicted Felons

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    Possession of a Firearm in Alabama

    • Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing a firearm or ammunition in a manner affecting interstate commerce. A felon's possession of firearm or ammunition in Alabama will affect interstate commerce under the law if the firearm or ammunition was manufactured outside the state of Alabama. The maximum allowable punishment for unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon is 10 years imprisonment.

    Shipment or Transportation of a Firearm to Another State

    • Federal law also prohibits a convicted felon from shipping or transporting a firearm or ammunition from the state of Alabama to another state or internationally. The maximum allowable punishment for unlawful shipment or transportation of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon is 10 years imprisonment.

    Receipt of a Firearm from Another State

    • Federal law also prohibits a convicted felon from receiving a firearm or ammunition in Alabama that has been shipped or transported from another state or from outside the United States. The maximum allowable punishment for unlawful receipt of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon is 10 years imprisonment.

    Employees of Convicted Felons

    • When a person is employed in Alabama for someone he knows to be a convicted felon, it is unlawful for that person to receive, possess or transport a firearm or ammunition that has been manufactured, shipped or transported from a location outside of Alabama in the course of his employment. The maximum allowable punishment for unlawful receipt, possession or transportation of a firearm or ammunition by an employee of a convicted felon is 10 years imprisonment.

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