guns http://apr.org en Montgomery Allows Armed Guards in Bars http://apr.org/post/montgomery-allows-armed-guards-bars <p>The Montgomery City Council has approved a law letting nightclubs employ armed security guards.</p><p>Council members say they hope the ordinance passed Tuesday will prevent violence like a shooting that left two people dead at a now-defunct bar in December.</p><p>The new law lets nightclubs use armed security workers as long as they are certified by the <font color="red">Alabama</font> Security Regulatory Board.</p><p></p><p>Council member Jon Dow says the workers will have to go through weapons training, and they'll have to keep a certification card with them at all times.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:44:01 +0000 Associated Press 52378 at http://apr.org Montgomery Allows Armed Guards in Bars Lawmaker Wants Tax Holiday for Guns http://apr.org/post/lawmaker-wants-tax-holiday-guns An Alabama lawmaker is looking to create a sales tax holiday for consumers buying guns and ammunition. Republican Rep. Becky Nordgren of Gadsden said Monday that she has filed legislation to create an annual state sales tax holiday for gun and ammunition purchases. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:30:40 +0000 Associated Press 47769 at http://apr.org Lawmaker Wants Tax Holiday for Guns Bill Would Allow Loaded Guns in Cars Without Concealed Carry Permit http://apr.org/post/bill-would-allow-loaded-guns-cars-without-concealed-carry-permit <p>An Alabama legislator wants to change state law so that people can carry a loaded pistol in their vehicle without a concealed carry permit. Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale said Wednesday that people should not have to pay for their 2nd Amendment right to carry their weapons. Current law allows people to carry their pistol in their vehicle without a permit, but the weapon has to be unloaded, locked away and out of reach. Beason said an unloaded weapon is of no use to the driver. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing Wednesday and will vote next week. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:33:04 +0000 Associated Press 47517 at http://apr.org Bill Would Allow Loaded Guns in Cars Without Concealed Carry Permit Gun Maker Opening Plant in Huntsville http://apr.org/post/gun-maker-opening-plant-huntsville <p>A plan by Remington Outdoor Co. to open a plant in Huntsville that could employ thousands of workers has won the support of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions. In a statement Sunday, Sessions said his office warmly welcomes the firearms manufacturer, and looks forward to the company's long-term success in the area. The company also makes ammunition and accessories. Sessions says the company's decision to open a plant in Huntsville "is great news and a further testament to the world class workforce" in the city. Although Remington officials haven't officially announced the deal, Gov. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:18:11 +0000 Associated Press 46942 at http://apr.org Gun Maker Opening Plant in Huntsville Constitutional Amendment On Guns Nears Final Step http://apr.org/post/constitutional-amendment-guns-nears-final-step <P>Alabama lawmakers are one step from letting voters decide, at least in theory, whether to make it harder for government to adopt restrictions on firearms.</P> <P>A proposed constitutional amendment would apply a judicial standard called strict scrutiny to any limits on possessing weapons. The proposal cleared a Senate committee Tuesday. It must pass the full Senate before it goes on a statewide ballot.</P> <P>Strict scrutiny is a legal term that refers to courts setting the highest standards when deciding whether a law is constitutional. Tue, 07 May 2013 21:16:40 +0000 The Associated Press 29921 at http://apr.org Constitutional Amendment On Guns Nears Final Step Bill Would Let Some Ala. Schools Train Teachers http://apr.org/post/bill-would-let-some-ala-schools-train-teachers <P>Legislation has been prepared that would allow schools in a rural northwest Alabama county to train teachers and other school workers as reserve sheriff's deputies.</P> <P>Democratic state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay said he is having advertised a local bill that would allow workers in Franklin County and Russellville city schools to receive training as reserve deputies.</P> <P>Morrow said teachers or other school workers would volunteer for the training. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:41:54 +0000 The Associated Press 23263 at http://apr.org Bill Would Let Some Ala. Schools Train Teachers