ATF Issues Guidance To Alabama FFLs Effective Immediately

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ATF Issues Guidance To Alabama FFLs Effective Immediately

USA – -( ATF now requires FFLs to conduct NICS background checks on all over the counter firearm transactions in the state of Alabama. Prior to today’s announcement (embedded below), an Alabama Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) issued on or after August 1. 2013 qualified as an alternative to a NICS check under the provisions of the Brady Act of 1998.

As of the date of the ATF published safety advisory, July 22, 2019, that exception is no longer recognized by ATF and Alabama FFLs must conduct a federal NICS check prior to transferring firearms to any unlicensed (non-FFL holding) person even if that person presents a valid CCP.


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