Alabama bill ease gun restrictions

New Gun Law
4:48 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Alabama's New Gun Law Takes Effect Thursday

Starting Aug. 1, 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.
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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.

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.

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Gun Compromise
4:58 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

House, Senate Still Negotiating On AL Gun Law

The two chambers of the Alabama legislature are still working out their differences over this session's main gun bill.

The main gun bill before Alabama lawmakers is headed to a compromise committee of senators and representatives.


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.

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Gun Bill
5:14 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Discussion Begins In Alabama House On Gun Bill

The Alabama House has begun debate over a bill that would allow gun owners to carry a pistol in their vehicle.

The Alabama House has begun debate on a bill that allows gun owners to carry a pistol in their vehicle.


Hartselle Republican Ed Henry says the bill's purpose is to protect the rights of citizens to carry arms.


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.

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Gun Control
5:27 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Ala. Senate Considers Bill Relaxing Gun Control

The Alabama Senate has started a debate on easing some of the state's gun restrictions.
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The Alabama Senate has started a debate on easing some of the state's gun restrictions.


The Senate voted 26-7 Thursday to consider the bill, which was an indication of its support. The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale would allow workers to keep guns locked in their vehicles while at their jobs, and would allow people to get a lifetime permit to keep guns in their vehicles all the time.


The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association and opposed by some sheriffs and the Business Council of Alabama.

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Gun Control Legislation
7:17 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Ala. Senate to Consider Bill Relaxing Gun Control

Leaders of the Alabama Senate say they expect to consider a bill easing some of Alabama's gun restrictions.


The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale is on the Senate's proposed work agenda for Thursday. The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association and opposed by some sheriffs and the Business Council of Alabama.


It would allow people to carry a pistol in their car without getting a pistol permit, and it would allow people to keep guns locked in their vehicles at work.