Senator Scott Beason http://apr.org en Beason Endorses Palmer In 6th District Runoff http://apr.org/post/beason-endorses-palmer-6th-district-runoff <p></p><p>The third-place finisher in the Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District, state Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale, has thrown his support to Gary Palmer in the runoff.</p><p>Beason says he and Palmer have known each other for many years through Beason's work in the Legislature and Palmer's leadership of the Alabama Policy Institute in Birmingham. Beason says Palmer knows the issues and is ready to serve.</p><p>Palmer ran second in the Republican primary June 3 to state Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood. They face off in the runoff July 15.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:13:59 +0000 The Associated Press 54439 at http://apr.org Beason Endorses Palmer In 6th District Runoff Crowded Field Seeks GOP Nod in 6th District http://apr.org/post/crowded-field-seeks-gop-nod-6th-district <p>A crowded field of seven candidates is running in the GOP primary for Alabama's 6th Congressional District. The 6th Congressional District is strongly Republican, but political observers say it encompasses a diversity of GOP voices, from a strong business community to active tea party groups. The seat is open after Rep. Spencer Bachus decided not to seek re-election. Gardendale Sen. Scott Beason, Harbert Management Corp. vice president Will Brooke, Homewood Rep. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:02:08 +0000 Associated Press 50143 at http://apr.org Crowded Field Seeks GOP Nod in 6th District Gun Bill Fails In Alabama House Committee http://apr.org/post/gun-bill-fails-alabama-house-committee <p></p><p>Members of a legislative committee have shot down a bill to let people carry loaded handguns in their cars without a concealed carry permit.</p><p>The House Public Safety Committee didn't advance the bill Wednesday after several sheriffs and police chiefs said they were concerned that it could lead to more violence.</p><p>No lawmaker seconded a motion to approve the bill, meaning it is dead for the session.</p><p>Republican Sen. Scott Beason says he's disappointed. Beason says people should not have to pay a fee to keep a loaded gun in their car.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:32:07 +0000 The Associated Press 49511 at http://apr.org Gun Bill Fails In Alabama House Committee 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 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