Alabama lawmaker wants to repeal pistol permit requirement
By Mike Cason
An Alabama lawmaker wants to repeal the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill to end a requirement that he said is an improper limit on the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a news release.
"It's time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government's permission," Allen said.
Alabama already allows people to openly carry a holstered pistol without a permit. Allen said there is no logical reason to continue the permit requirement for carrying a concealed pistol.
The proposal goes further than a gun bill Allen has sponsored for several years, without success.http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/01/alabama_lawmaker_wants_to_repe.html