Alabama is looking to eliminate the need for concealed carry permits.
Alabama Senator Gerald Allen has introduced a bill for a new law that would repeal the requirements for a concealed pistol permit. He says it’s all about making it easier for residents to protect themselves.
The bill seems to follow the lead of many other similar “constitutional carry” bills that have been passed around the country in that residents would still be able to obtain a permit.
The main reason for a permit would be to allow residents to conceal carry a firearm in other states.
“We’re not going to do away with your ability to go to the Sheriff’s Department and purchase a permit,” Allen told reporters. “So we’re not doing away with that for that simple reason that you might want to travel to Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida who require you to have a permit into those states. So this is a Second Amendment issue.”
Also similarly to other states, a permit would make it easier for the holder to purchase a firearm. Alabama residents will have to wait for the bill to be taken up in a legislative session on February 7.
More and more of these laws regarding carrying without a permit have been popping up in recent years. If approved into law, it would make Alabama the 12th state to pass such a law.