NRA Seeks Guns-in-Cars Law in Alabama

August 5, 2014

A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association said the gun lobby expects to support legislation in Alabama next year allowing people to carry a loaded handgun in their car without a permit.

NRA lobbyist Michael Sullivan told that he expects such legislation when the Legislature returns next year.

A similar proposal from state Sen. Scott Beason failed this year. Beason ran unsuccessfully for Congress, so he will not be returning to his Statehouse seat. The Alabama Sheriffs Association opposed the proposal.

Sullivan said he expects other state lawmakers to continue the effort.

He said none of the states bordering Alabama require a permit to carry a pistol in a motor vehicle.

Latest Comments

  • August 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    Captain Planet says:
    Brings new meaning when someone tells the driver to "gun it"!
  • August 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    wayne smith says:
    Inasmuch as criminals are already carrying their weapons without concern for the law, I think thou doth protest too much. This will change nothing except letting the law-abid... read more
  • August 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    newbob says:
    Not certain that JSS is correct on this matter. The number of incidents of road rage seem to have gone down since Arizona implemented changes that allow for any legal posseso... read more
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