Is carrying a gun illegal while wearing a mask?

Masks don't impact ability to carry firearm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A Facebook post is circulating that claims wearing a mask removes the right to conceal carry a firearm.

That is not true.

In states where a mask law is applicable, it does not apply to the pandemic, and it never applied in Alabama.

Carrying a gun in Alabama while wearing a mask is not illegal, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office.

Both the spokesperson and I combed through 29 pages of Alabama state law on guns and were unable to find any mention of a mask or face covering of any kind.

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Spokesperson Sergeant Joni Money says, their office has been fielding dozens of calls with the same question.

"If there is now law, there is nothing to enforce," she said in a statement to FOX 6.

I also reached out to the state's attorney's office, the FBI and the ATF, and learned there is no federal law either.

A spokesperson for the ATF in Nashville who answered the phone after hours told FOX 6 that it's up to the individual state.

The closest state with a law restricting masks is Georgia, and they suspended the law due to the pandemic, according to the Associated Press.

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