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Lock required with purchase of handgun?

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by 1bigtaco, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. 1bigtaco

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    In AL, are you required by law to have a lock with the gun when a handgun is transferred to you?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

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    I believe so, my last handgun purchase I remember having to initial that I have received the lock on some special form. For private transfers, doubtful.
     


  3. I really really doubt it. I read thru the AL gun laws before and it said nothing at all anywhere about locks.
     
  4. elrod

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    I believe the law that requires a lock with each new handgun purchase is Federal. Of course no lock is required if you use the gun show loophole.:crazy:
     
  5. OOOO you mean the lock like a cable lock. sowwie! yes I believe every one comes with one.
     
  6. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    After looking for something about this, I have gotten an answer from the Guys at Simmons Sporting Goods in Bessemer (they've been selling me guns for 30+ years, so I trust their answer).

    Anyway, there is no law, ALabama state or federal, requiring the lock, BUT BATFE Regs require an FFL to provide a lock with EVERY handgun transfer. So, if an FFL wants to keep their license, it is required.

    So, that's the story I'm sticking to.

    My .02
    BB
     
  7. thooks

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    This ain't Kalifornia, Massachewsetts, NY, Chicargo or Ohier.
     
  8. Jazz5

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    Federal requirement I'm told. I've got a box full if anyone needs one.
     
  9. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    Lee county Sherriffs office gives them away. Or at least they used to....

    It is a federal law requiring that a lock be provided with every gun sold from an FFL. A gun shop in Tucson that I bought a Redhawk from on Saturday complied by handing me a cable tie with the gun and telling me to have a nice day.. :thumbsup:
     
  10. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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  11. GRR

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    But nothing requires you to take it.