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Gun Reciprocity Law

Alabama's Firearms and Weapons law was updated in 2013. Per Alabama Code Section 13A-11-85, Alabama will recognize any valid out of state carry conceal permit.

In addition, the amended law allows the Attorney General to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states which recognize Alabama licenses. Below provides updated information on which states have or do not have a reciprocal agreement with Alabama. Generally, for another state to reach an agreement with Alabama, both states' licensing laws must be substantially similar. Permit holders are reminded that while carrying a valid concealed handgun in another state, they are bound by that state's law concerning concealed handguns. A permit or license holder from another state shall carry their handgun in compliance with the laws of Alabama while they are in this state.

Alabama does have reciprocal agreements with the following states: 

Alaska Kansas Oklahoma
Arizona Kentucky South Dakota
Arkansas Louisiana Tennessee
Colorado Michigan Texas
Florida Mississippi Utah
Georgia Missouri West Virginia
Idaho New Hampshire Wyoming
Indiana North Carolina  
Iowa North Dakota  

Alabama does not have reciprocal agreements with the following states: please check with the individual state regarding changes in their gun laws.

California

Minnesota

Oregon

Connecticut

Montana

Pennsylvania

Delaware

Nebraska

Rhode Island

Hawaii

Nevada

South Carolina

Illinois

New Jersey

Vermont

Maine

New Mexico

Virginia

Maryland

New York

Washington

Massachusetts

Ohio

Wisconsin

NON-RESIDENCE LICENSES

Under the amended Alabama Code Section 13A-11-85, Alabama will recognize any valid out of state permit.

Alabama issues concealed handgun licenses only to residents of Alabama, through the sheriff of their county of residence. Currently, Alabama does not issue carry conceal permits to out of state residents.