Policies

Official Contact Policy

All official correspondence and requests must be mailed to: PO Box 707, Philipsburg, MT 59858

All unofficial communication may rely on the email provided on the Contact page.

Blogging Policy

AAL FIREARMS maintains this website for the primary purpose of advertising and marketing our business as a firearms retailer. We use this opportunity and our reach to encourage the free market of ideas by giving a platform to writers who wish to give their work public scrutiny. All articles posted on the blog are the opinions of their respective authors and not necessarily that of AAL FIREARMS or AAL, LLC.

Commenting Policy

AAL FIREARMS encourages and supports the free market of ideas. On pages where commenting is allowed, we will not censor or delete comments except in the case of illegalities such as obvious threats against person or property and those comments will be reported to the appropriate authority. Please review the United States Courts’ website page regarding what is legally protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution for the United States of America. We discourage comments made with the sole purpose of advertising businesses.

Though we will adhere to the statement above, AAL FIREARMS does reserve the right to delete comments for any reason on a case-by-case basis.

Return Policy

Firearms & ammunition: All sales are final and no returns are accepted except on a case-by-case basis for defective products as a result of the handling of AAL FIREARMS. Manufacturing defects are generally handled by the manufacturer.

Non-firearm & non-ammunition: All returns are on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed by AAL FIREARMS.

Shipping Policy

All sales are generally shipped via FedEx Ground the next business day. Long guns are shipped via FedEx Ground. Handguns are always shipped via FedEx Express. Ammunition is always shipped FedEx Ground.

Firearms are always shipped to a firearms retailer with a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL) which we verify using the ATF FFLeZCheck system. AAL FIREARMS, a federally licensed firearms retailer, never ships firearms to individuals.

Transfer Policy

All firearm sales and firearm transfers are completed in accordance with current applicable federal and state laws. Firearms cannot be transferred to the customer off of AAL FIREARMS business property except in the case of valid Gun Shows in accordance with current applicable federal and state laws. AAL FIREARMS shall not be held responsible for a customer who is unable to pass the background check. For more information about the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), please click here.

We accept firearm transfers on behalf of Gun Broker and other third party retailers. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the incoming firearm is in accordance to all applicable laws. AAL FIREARMS shall not be held responsible for the quality or condition of a firearm purchased on other third party retailers. Our standard fee is $20 per firearm.

Copyright Policy

AAL FIREARMS name and logo are property of AAL FIREARMS. Written property, photographic property, and any other property (intellectual or otherwise) on this website or elsewhere may be reproduced with proper citation. AAL FIREARMS does not limit length of properly cited quotations. If uncertain, please contact AAL FIREARMS or consult legal authority for details regarding Fair Use guidelines under United States Copyright law.

Right to Refuse Service Policy

AAL FIREARMS reserves the right to refuse service to any individual for any reason allowable by applicable law. Because of the nature of our business, we strictly adhere to the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and other applicable agencies. This includes a legal responsibility to deny the sale of a firearm to persons we know or believe to be ineligible. We also believe in a moral responsibility to deny the sale of a firearm to persons we suspect to be of bad moral character who may be a risk of harm to self or others. We encourage others to understand their legal and moral responsibilities in selling a firearm privately.

Privacy Policy

Cookies

AAL FIREARMS does not use cookies. The server that hosts our website records the country-of-origin of visitor’s IP address and the time-of-day. The only analytics recorded is country-of-origin and time-of-day. Because your privacy is important to us, we do not use Google Analytics.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We only have access to information that you give us voluntarily via email or other direct contact from you. We will never sell or rent your information to anyone, ever.

We will use your information to respond to you, solely regarding the reason you contacted us. We will never share your information with any party outside our organisation with the only exception for information necessary to fulfill your request: i.e. shipping an order, processing a transfer, et cetra.

We will never use your information in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy or for any other reason without your explicit “opt-in” permission.

You may “opt-out” of continued contact from us at any time. You may do so by informing us via the mailing address or email listed on our website.

Security

We take every precaution to protect your information. When sensitive information is submitted via the website, your information is protected online and offline.

Credit card data is always collected online via our third-party credit card merchant (Authorize.net). This data is transmitted directly through a virtual terminal which utilizes a secure, encrypted connection to their servers and is never handled or stored on our system. Credit card data collected over-the-phone or in-person is processed immediately via the same virtual terminal using our PCI DSS-Compliant computer system over an encrypted VPN internet connection (ExpressVPN), then sanitized from our system after the order is processed. We never store credit card information on our systems.

Information handled by our system includes but is not limited to: name, shipping and billing address, contact information, date of order, and order details. This information is handled and stored on an encrypted system and is only transmitted between our systems when an encrypted VPN environment is used.

This website contains links which forwards the user to websites outside of this domain. We are not responsible for any information collected by other organisations, including links to Amazon using our Amazon Affiliate program. We encourage visitors to read and understand the Privacy Policy of those organisations.

For more information about our secure systems, please contact us. If you suspect we are not adhering to this privacy policy, please contact us immediately.