Alabama Senate Refuses to Be Outdone by Texas, Passes Right to Conceal Carry Sans Permit

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

In another interesting legislative turn this week, state senators in Alabama, a state well-known for its love of hunting, country, freedom, and sweet tea, have voted to pass SB 24, a bill to allow people to concealed carry legally-owned firearms without having to obtain a conceal carry permit. This bill now moves to the Alabama State House for consideration.

The Alabama Senate has voted to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a getting a permit.

Senators approved the bill on a 25-8 vote Tuesday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.

The bill has been heavily criticized by some law enforcement officers who say the permits are needed for public safety. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa, the bill’s sponsor, said that people shouldn’t have to pay to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

While gun-owners may celebrate doing away with the requisite of a

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