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Politics & Government
7:44 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Montgomery Allows Armed Guards in Bars

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The Montgomery City Council has approved a law letting nightclubs employ armed security guards.

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.

The new law lets nightclubs use armed security workers as long as they are certified by the Alabama Security Regulatory Board.

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.

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Politics & Government
8:30 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Lawmaker Wants Tax Holiday for Guns

Rep. Becky Nordgren (R)
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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. The firearms tax holiday would occur every weekend prior to the Fourth of July.

Alabama currently has tax holidays for back-to-school shopping and severe weather preparedness.

Politics & Government
6:33 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Bill Would Allow Loaded Guns in Cars Without Concealed Carry Permit

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.

Business & Education
8:18 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Gun Maker Opening Plant in Huntsville

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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.

Gun Bills
4:16 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Constitutional Amendment On Guns Nears Final Step

State lawmakers are closer to letting voters decide, at least in theory, whether to make it harder for the government to adopt restrictions on firearms.
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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.


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.

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School Safety
4:41 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Bill Would Let Some Ala. Schools Train Teachers

A new bill aims to prevent incidents like last month's Connecticut elementary school shooting.
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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.


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.

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