Act of April 6, 1936, No. 82, § 8, Ala. Laws 51, 51 (committing crime when armed).
“Be It Enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:
Section 1. DEFINITIONS: “Pistol” as used in this Act, means any firearm with barrel less than twelve inches in length. “Crime of Violence” as used in this Act, means any of the following crimes or an attempt to commit any of the same, namely, murder, man slaughter, rape, mayhem, assault with intent to rob, assault with intent to ravish, assault with intent to murder, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and larceny. “Person” as used in this Act, includes firm, partnership, association or corporation.
Section 2. COMMITTING CRIME WHEN ARMED: If any person shall commit or attempt to commit a crime of violence when armed with a pistol, he may in addition to the punishment provided for the crime, be punished also as provided by this Act.
Section 3. BEING ARMED PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF INTENT: In the trial of a person for committing or at tempting to commit a crime of violence, the fact that he was armed with a pistol and had no license to carry the same shall be prima facie evidence of his intention to commit said crime of violence.
Section 4. CERTAIN PERSONS FORBIDDEN TO POSSESS ARMS: No person who has been convicted in this State or elsewhere of a crime of violence, shall own a pistol or have one in his possession or under his control.”
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General Laws (and Joint Resolutions) Of the Legislature of Alabama Passed at the Extra Session of 1936 Held at the Capitol, in the City of Montgomery: Commencing Tuesday, February 11, 1936 (Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Printing Company, 1936), 51. No. 82—An Act to Regulate the Sale, Transfer and Possession of Certain Types of Firearms; to Provide for the Licensing of Dealers and Owners of Such Firearms; to Fix Rules of Evidence in the Courts of This State in Prosecutions for Violations of This Act; to Prescribe Penalties for the Violations of Any Provision Herein and to Make Uniform the Law With Reference Thereto, §§ 1-4. Approved April 6, 1936.