Section 13A-10-195

Possession, distribution, etc., of detonator, explosive, poison gas, or hoax device by person under indictment or convicted of felony.

(a) It shall be unlawful for a person who is under indictment or who has been convicted of a felony by a court of this state, any other state, the United States including its territories, possessions, and dominions, or a foreign nation to possess, manufacture, transport, or distribute a detonator, explosive, poison gas, or hoax device.

(b) It shall be unlawful for a person to knowingly distribute a detonator, explosive, poison gas, or hoax device to any of the following:

(1) A person who he or she knows or should know has been convicted of a felony by a court of this state, any other state, the United States including its territories, possessions, and dominions, or a foreign nation.

(2) A person who he or she knows or should know has been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent by a court of this state, any other state, or the United States including its territories, possessions, and dominions.

(3) A person who is less than 21 years of age.

(c) A person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) or subsection (b) shall be guilty of a Class C felony. If the defendant is a corporation or other entity, the corporation or other entity shall be fined not less than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) nor more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The corporation or other entity may also be sentenced to perform not less than 2,500 nor more than 7,500 hours of community service.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, adjudicating courts of competent jurisdiction shall make available to any law enforcement agency or prosecuting attorney of this state the information necessary to establish that a person has been adjudicated by a court to be mentally incompetent.

(e) This section shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) A person who has been pardoned of a felony by the President of the United States, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, or the person or agency empowered to grant pardons under the constitution or laws of any other state or of a foreign nation and, by the terms of the pardon, has expressly been authorized to receive, possess, distribute, or transport a destructive device, explosive, poison gas, or detonator.

(2) A person who has been convicted of a felony, but has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by the laws of the United States with respect to the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, or possession of explosives by the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §845, may apply to the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency for relief from the disabilities imposed by this section.

(Act 2009-718, p. 2115, §6.)