governor has signed legislation that expands where people can carry guns in
The bill by Republican Sen. Scott
Beason of Gardendale passed the Legislature Monday, and Bentley's office
announced he signed it into law Wednesday.
House Speaker Mike Hubbard said
the governor's signature makes Second Amendment rights more secure.
The new law says employees can
have firearms in their cars at work, and businesses can't be sued for any harm
resulting from the use of those weapons.
Loaded weapons can be carried in
cars by anyone with a concealed carry permit. A driver can carry an unloaded
weapon, as long as it is out of reach, even without a permit.
Sheriffs must issue a written
justification for denying a concealed weapons permit, and the decision can be
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