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Alabama Concealed Carry Law

Alabama gun laws state that anyone over the age of 18 can possess a firearm without a permit as long as they are not in the proximity of a demonstration or the barrel of the shot gun or rifle is not sawed off or short. Alabama does NOT recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to conealed carry in their state. However, getting this permit may assist you in getting your Alabama permit from the sheriff's office.

Also, by getting the State of Virginia’s Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you can INCREASE the number of states you CAN carry in.

To apply for a concealed carry permit in Alabama a resident must apply for the permit at the Sheriff’s office of the county where they reside.  The applicant must present good reason to fear injury to his or her person or property or must demonstrate some other proper reason for requiring a concealed weapon permit.  The Sheriff will then conduct an investigation as to whether the applicant obtaining the permit would be a violation of state or federal laws prior to issuing the permit.  This method is subjective and does not guarantee that you application will be approved.

We offer the best, fastest, and easiest route to getting your CCW Permit.  Our training fulfills all the requirements for the Virginia Non-Resident Multi-State Permit.  Our video-based course is taught by expert instructors, and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes.  Just pass a short test afterwards and you’re ready to apply for your Concealed Carry Permit!

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Does This Course Qualify Me To Obtain A Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License?

Yes. You will NOT be applying for your permit in the state you reside.  This is for you to obtain a Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is accepted in many states as a valid concealed carry permit, but NOT in Alabama.  This is good for recoprocity to other states only for Alabama residents and non-residents and may assist in helping you get your Alabama permit from the sheriff's office.

How Long Is The Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License Good For?

Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License are valid for 5 years.  We suggest you apply at least 90 days before the expiration of your permit to be sure you have plenty of time to submit it to the Virginia State Police to be renewed to allow enough time for you to get your new permit before the old one expires.

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How to apply for your Virginia Non-Resident Permit:

To apply for your VA non-resident Permit visit: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_NonresidentConcealed.shtm

You can also go to www.vsp.state.va.us and on the left side of the page click the link for "firearms/concealed handguns" and then click on "Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits" link.This will bring you to a page that details the application process. You can begin the application process immediately by downloading their checklist of all the documents that need to be prepared to make your application.This webpage will give you everything you need to apply.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
To obtain your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you will need to submit an additional $100 made payable to the Virginia Police.
 
This class/training is only valid for one year before you apply for your permit.  If you do not apply within one year, your training will not be valid and you will have to retake training per state law.

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Useful Links:

State CCW Site:  http://ago.alabama.gov/Page-Gun-Reprocity-Law

Alabama Weapons Law:  http://ago.alabama.gov/File-Alabama-Weapon-Laws

CCW Application:  http://www.tcsoal.org/pistol_permits.php?PHPSESSID=85c2973a4848bde2fdde81d43396869a

Sheriff Firearms FAQ:  http://www.jeffcosheriff.org/page.php?p=pistol_permits

State Statutes:  http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginie.asp

State Admin Rules:  http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/alabama.html

State Reciprocity Info:  http://ago.alabama.gov/Page-Gun-Reprocity-Law

State Attorney General:  http://www.ago.state.al.us/

Carry/Transport Pistols:  http://ago.alabama.gov/File-Alabama-Pistol-Laws-and-Carrying-Transporting-a-Weapon

2nd CCW Info Site:  http://www.shelbyso.com/page.php?p=permits 

Secretary of State:  http://www.sos.state.al.us/  

Alabama Reciprocity Law:  http://www.ago.state.al.us/Page-Gun-Reprocity-Law

Alabama State Statute:  http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/CodeOfAlabama/1975/13A-11-75.htm


Online Carry Training makes no representations or warranties regarding its customers’ legal right or ability to carry a firearm in states with reciprocal permit to carry or conceal and carry agreements with other jurisdictions. Though the state-specific certification our customers receive will allow them to apply for a permit under the laws of the state for which our classes are designed, such certification may not give you the legal right or ability to apply for permits in other states, including your home state. You should consult with appropriate law enforcement officials, or your own legal counsel, to determine whether or not the certification you receive from our courses will make you eligible apply for a permit in a particular state, or to otherwise carry a firearm in that state.