MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 20, 2017) – On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry. Passage into law would also foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.
Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) introduced Senate Bill 24 (SB24) in February. The legislation would eliminated the permit requirement for carrying a concealed firearm in the state.
SB24 would still allow Alabama residents to obtain a conceal carry license so they can carry in states that have conceal carry reciprocity with Alabama.
The Senate approved SB24 by a 26-8 vote along party lines.
“Alabama should be leading the way on constitutional gun rights. More than ten states across the country already allow their citizens to carry guns without a permit. It’s time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government’s permission,” ...