During the last regular session – the Alabama Legislature adopted several changes to Alabama’s gun laws.
Act 2013-283 was signed by the Governor, and the changes become effective August 1, 2013.
The purpose of the changes was to clarify and remove contradicting laws – and expand the rights of gun owners.
A new requirement obliges sheriffs to process concealed weapons permit applications in a timely manner and provide denials in writing. It also created an appeal process for denials. The law will allow a person to carry an unloaded gun in a locked compartment or container affixed securely to their vehicle out of reach of the driver or any passenger, except in the instance when the person possesses a valid concealed weapons permit.
It also restricts the rights of a public or private employer from prohibiting their employees from possessing firearms or ammunition in an employee’s privately owned vehicle – while parked or operated in a public or private parking area.
I have attached a link to the complete bill.
There are many more provisions of this new legislation, so please read it in its entirety.
This message is intended to help you be better informed about the legal responsibilities of gun ownership.
~Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver
Click here to see the – New Gun Bill