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Alabama has some of the weakest gun laws in the country and the fourth-highest gun death rate. Lawmakers must stop disregarding the safety of their constituents and take action. 

The state lacks many basic gun safety laws and has not enacted meaningful gun safety legislation recently. In 2021, Alabama had the fourth highest gun death rate among the states. Alabama also supplied crime guns to other states at the eleventh highest rate among the states. Alabama exported crime guns at nearly twice the national rate and 2.5 times the rate at which it imported guns from other states.

What Alabama Does Well

  • Handgun dealer licensing
  • Mental health record reporting

What Alabama Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Strong concealed carry laws
  • Open carry regulations
  • Child access prevention laws



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.