Alabama bill to allow loaded guns in cars gains momentum (VIDEO)
A bill in the Alabama state senate that would allow residents to carry loaded firearms in their vehicles without a permit is drawing support.
The measure, currently waiting for a vote in the legislature, would change the current statute that requires those with a handgun in their vehicle to have it unloaded and secured if they are not a licensed concealed carry permit holder.
“It’s my opinion that you should not have to pay for your 2nd Amendment rights,” said Alabama State Sen. Scott Beason, (R-Gardendale), the bill’s sponsor.
Beason’s bill, SB354,would make it legal for an adult in the state, who is otherwise able to possess a handgun, to keep one loaded and accessible in a vehicle under their control.