New Gun Bill Heads To Senate

New Gun Bill Heads To Senate

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -     A new gun bill in the Alabama Legislature allowing people to keep loaded pistols in their cars and trucks without a permit goes to the Senate for a vote.  A Senate committee approved the proposal Wednesday. 
     Republican Senator Scott Beason of Gardendale says he believes people should be able to keep a loaded weapon in their car, just as they can their house, without paying a fee for a concealed carry permit.
    Currently, people can keep a pistol in the car without a permit, but the gun has to be unloaded, locked away and out of reach.
The Alabama Sheriffs' Association opposed the bill at an earlier public hearing citing concern for public safety and the loss of permit fees to counties.


 



 


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