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According to Federal Goverment Black Powder Rifles are considered

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According to Federal Goverment Black Powder Rifles are considered Primitive Weapons. No background checks are necessary to purchase them, so are black powder rifles legal to be owned by convicted felons in Alabama? Thanks for the help!!! has § 13A-11-72 and it only prohibits felons from possessing pistols.

13A-11-83 covers black powder pistols.

I have been unable to find any other Alabama law on this. has the federal law, and discusses the federal law.

I believe it is legal for you to have a black powder weapon. is a directory of criminal defense attorneys in your area, some of whom offer a free consultation I urge you to check with a local attorney. Just because I did not locate any other Alabama laws does not mean they are not out there. An attorney in Alabama will have a more complete library available to him, and can give you legal advice I am not permitted to give in Alabama. But I hope this information is helpful.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your help. I will continue to seek help just to be safe. Please give more information if you happen to come across anything else. God bless!

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