BREAKING NEWS: Alabama House of Representatives approves gun bill

Kim Chandler

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The House of Representatives   approved gun legislation a week after the National Rifle Association and state sheriffs announced their support for a compromise bill.

House members approved the bill on a 74-27 vote after about three hours of debate.

The bill, SB286, restricts sheriffs’ discretion in issuing concealed carry permits for pistols, will allow people, under certain conditions, to keep guns in their vehicles in workplace parking lots, will allow people to carry an unloaded gun in their car without a concealed carry permit and also attempts to clarify Alabama’s status as an “open carry” state.

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