Alabama’s new firearms law is set to take effect Aug. 1.
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, it is designed to clarify
Alabama’s concealed- and open-carry laws and ensure law-abiding citizens have access to guns.
Opposed by the Business Council of Alabama, it bars employers from prohibiting their workers from having loaded pistols in their vehicles while working.
The law blocks employers from punishing workers for having weapons in their vehicles and allows employees to sue if they are punished.
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