Bill would allow concealed carry without permit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WCBI) – Alabama lawmakers could soon consider a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
A public hearing on the proposed legislation was scheduled for Wednesday but will be rescheduled for next week.
Republican Senator Gerald Allen, who represents portions of Pickens County, introduced the bill.
He has had similar measures fail over the past couple of years.
A number of state sheriffs and the members of the group Moms Demand Action came to the committee to oppose the bill. Sheriffs have said the permits are needed for public safety.
Allen believed people should be able to exercise their right to bear arms without a fee.