gun laws

Residents React to ‘Permitless Carry’ Gun Bill Now on Senate Floor

Montgomery residents are reacting to the ‘Permitless Carry’ gun bill that would eliminate the Concealed Carry Pistol License. “If you don’t have to have a permit, there will be guns everywhere,” said resident, Forrest Cox. The measure was approved by a vote of 6-4 , with Senator Greg Albritton (R)- Atmore abstaining from the vote. Law enforcement is concerned that the…

Residents React to Walmart Gun Crackdown

Walmart is taking steps to try and combat gun violence. The retail giant announced Tuesday that it would stop the sale of handgun ammunition and  short-barrel rifle ammunition that can be used with military-style weapons once the current stock ran out. In addition to limiting it’s ammunition sales, Walmart is asking customers not to openly carry firearms in stores. This…

Group Lobbies Legislature to Strike Down Gun Bills

For the second year in a row, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America were at the state house. It was part of their annual advocacy day. members urged lawmakers to vote no to Senate Bill 4, House Bill 336.  The bill would allow concealed carry of a handgun without a permit. Right now in Alabama in order to…

Dick’s to Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles in its Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles in its stores and won’t sell guns to anyone under 21 years old following the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s Chairman and CEO Edward Stack said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday that after the shooting the company “felt it needed to do something.” Stack says…

Legislation To Allow Teachers to Carry Firearms

In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, leaders both nationally and locally are trying to find an answer to a growing problem.  Some say it’s tightening gun laws, while one Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers could be a part of the solution. “Evil people are going to kill people, guns are not the problem, and the…

AG Strange Review Complaints of Violations of State Gun Laws by ADOL

Attorney General Luther Strange today released public statements about formal complaints received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of firearms by the Alabama Department of Labor, the City of Selma and Dallas County, and the City of Birmingham. After reviewing and investigating each complaint, the Attorney General’s Office worked with the public entity to achieve compliance with state law….