Alabama bill ease gun restrictions http://apr.org en Alabama's New Gun Law Takes Effect Thursday http://apr.org/post/alabamas-new-gun-law-takes-effect-thursday <p>Beginning Thursday, Alabamians with permits to carry concealed pistols may keep them locked in their cars while at work even if their employer prohibited it in the past.</p><p>That's part of Alabama's new gun law that takes effect Aug. 1. The law also provides that workers with hunting licenses can keep their unloaded rifles and shotguns locked away in their vehicles while at work during hunting season.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:48:19 +0000 The Associated Press 35111 at http://apr.org Alabama's New Gun Law Takes Effect Thursday House, Senate Still Negotiating On AL Gun Law http://apr.org/post/house-senate-still-negotiating-al-gun-law <P>The main gun bill before Alabama lawmakers is headed to a compromise committee of senators and representatives.</P> <P>Sen. Scott Beason, the Senate sponsor, says he couldn't sign off on the version that House members passed late last week after reaching a compromise that involved law enforcement leaders and the National Rifle Association.</P> <P>Beason, a Gardendale Republican, says he wants a few changes to details about when an employee can keep a gun in their car while they're at work, and when a citizen can carry a weapon at public gatherings. Thu, 09 May 2013 21:58:52 +0000 The Associated Press 30085 at http://apr.org House, Senate Still Negotiating On AL Gun Law Discussion Begins In Alabama House On Gun Bill http://apr.org/post/discussion-begins-alabama-house-gun-bill <P>The Alabama House has begun debate on a bill that allows gun owners to carry a pistol in their vehicle.</P> <P>Hartselle Republican Ed Henry says the bill's purpose is to protect the rights of citizens to carry arms.</P> <P>Some of the supporters expressed concern that President Obama is using recent shootings at schools and other public shootings as a reason to pass legislation reducing the rights of Americans to bear arms.</P> <P>Some opponents of the bill argue it changes the rules in midstream considering that most workers were hired under a law that prohibits employees from having Thu, 02 May 2013 22:14:02 +0000 The Associated Press 29641 at http://apr.org Discussion Begins In Alabama House On Gun Bill Ala. Senate Considers Bill Relaxing Gun Control http://apr.org/post/ala-senate-considers-bill-relaxing-gun-control <P>The Alabama Senate has started a debate on easing some of the state's gun restrictions.</P> <P>The Senate voted 26-7 Thursday to consider the bill, which was an indication of its support. The bill by Republican Sen. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:27:20 +0000 The Associated Press 27958 at http://apr.org Ala. Senate Considers Bill Relaxing Gun Control Ala. Senate to Consider Bill Relaxing Gun Control http://apr.org/post/ala-senate-consider-bill-relaxing-gun-control <P>Leaders of the Alabama Senate say they expect to consider a bill easing some of Alabama's gun restrictions.</P> <P>The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale is on the Senate's proposed work agenda for Thursday. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:17:41 +0000 The Associated Press 27915 at http://apr.org Ala. Senate to Consider Bill Relaxing Gun Control