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Alabama Carry Laws changed - this is a good thing....

JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,364 Senior Member
Even though its a month old....haven't seen anything here as of yet so....


Most important to us non-Alabamians....

On May 20, 2013, the NRA-supported Senate Bill 286 was signed into law making it a big victory for gun owners across the country. This bill made 8 key changes that restored and protected the Right to Bear Arms in Alabama. Even if you do not live in Alabama, these new changes do affect you. One of the changes made was to the Alabama Concealed Carry Reciprocity. Alabama now accepts concealed carry permits from ALL states. We have updated our Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps to reflect this change. We have also embedded the Alabama Reciprocity Maps at the bottom of this post. Other changes include: Making Alabama a Shall Issue State Sheriffs are now required to use the National Criminal Background Check System (NICS) when performing background checks on concealed carry applicants. Alabama Pistol Permit holders can store their firearm in their vehicle while they are at work. Applicants can choose how long the permit will be valid for from one to five years. 1Alabama Hunting License holders can store an unloaded rifle or shotgun in their vehicle while they are at work. Alabama State Legislature has total control over firearm, ammunition and firearm accessory regulation and policy to keep them uniform. Castle Doctrine extends into a place of business Transportation of a handgun in a vehicle is allowed without an Alabama Pistol Permit if you are legally permitted to possess the handgun. The handgun but be unloaded, locked in a container or container that is in or affixed securely to the vehicle and out of reach of the driver or any passenger.

Read more: Alabama Gun Law Changes Go Into Effect Today – Aug 1, 2013 http://www.usacarry.com/alabama-gun-law-changes/
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  • terminator012terminator012 Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    That's cool. Been carrying every year to Orange beach.:up:
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    See what happens when the state elects a republican majority for the first time since the civil war? Now there is a movement on for what they call constitutional carry. No con. carry permit required at all, no restrictions on open carry. Some other stuff I don't recall at the moment.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Several sheriffs in the north Alabama area are holding town hall meetings to explain the new rules to business owners and citizens in general. This is definitely a good thing, as simply changing the law doesn't necessarily get the information out to the general public. The part about keeping a gun in a car while at work has ruffled a few business owners' feathers, but the legislature has taken the right approach by pre-empting jusisdiction over local cities, etc. No point in passing a statewide law if every podunk municipality can opt out of compliance with it!
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    In the law, the made it so business cannot be held responsible for the actions of the gun owner, pretty much the only way they could pass it. i've always had mine in my car, as have hundreds of others even when company policy was no firearms on the property. That policy changed when some thug made his way up to the 8th floor and popped of a few rounds at his cousin.

    The AL constitution forbid local laws concerning guns but that does not stop them. Russelville for instance has a city ordinance against open carry anywhere in the city limits even though it is an open carry state. The hassle and legal fees make people obey.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Hmmmmm- - - - -it sounds like Russelville would be a good place to hold an open-carry rally about once a month with about a thousand participants or so! How big is their jail, and how many local yokel cops do they have?
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