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Alabama Gun Laws and How They Differ From Neighboring States

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 10:37 AM

Gun laws in Alabama will differ from neighboring states.Visitors planning a trip to and through a nearby state need to become familiar with those state's gun laws before traveling with a firearm.

Even for neighboring states, the laws on carrying in your vehicle with or without a permit may vary.

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In Alabama, open carrying of a handgun without a permit is legal, except for in a vehicle. Concealed carrying of a handgun is legal, but only with a permit, which training is not mandated before applying.

Compared to the surrounding states which include Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida the open carry allowance is very different.

In Mississippi, open carry without a permit is legal, although there may be other laws and ordinances in regards to the allowance of open carry in certain places. In Tennessee and Georgia, open carry is legal only with a permit. Open carry is not legal in Florida.

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Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida are all "shall-issue" states in regards to the issuance of permits or licenses which allow for the carrying of a handgun concealed. Tennessee and Florida require safety training with a handgun before applying for the permit.

Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi do not require training, however, in Mississippi if you obtain training, you are eligible for an enhanced permit. The enhanced Mississippi permit will allow the holder to carry in more places than a regular permit holder.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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