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Legal Information: Alabama

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
January 6, 2020

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

If a person is arrested in Alabama for having a gun when the Alabama law says that s/he is not allowed to have a gun, it is the responsibility of the sheriff or police officer making the arrest to seize (take away) the person’s gun.  The gun will then be delivered to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have the gun destroyed.

To read more about the exact procedures, go to our AL Statutes page to read section 13A-11-84(b) of the Alabama Code.