New Gun Law Key Topic At Sheriff's Meeting

New Gun Law Key Topic At Sheriff's Meeting

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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -

Law enforcement representatives from Alabama's 67 counties are discussing a number of issues at the annual, Alabama Sheriff's Association conference in Orange Beach this week...but enforcing the state's new gun law is a key topic.

The new law- gives gun owners more rights- including allowing employees to keep unloaded and secured guns in their cars while at work.

The law- which goes into effect August 1st- will also change how pistol permits are issued, documented and recorded...and requires applicants declared mentally ill by a judge to be entered into a statewide database.

School security in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre is also a concern.

Ideally, most sheriffs would like to put a deputy or police officer on every school campus in the state.

Realistically- that probably won't happen because of funding issues.

 

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