BILL ALLOWS LOADED GUNS IN VEHICLES WITHOUT PERMIT

TUSCALOOSA, AL – In the 2016 legislative session, Alabama lawmakers could change where you can bring your weapon.

Carrie Baker with Northport Police Department said regardless of the bill’s possible passage, police approach every situation expecting the unexpected.

“Most of the time we don’t know if that individual has a firearm,” Baker said. “So we have to be aware and well trained to be able to handle those situations if those situations do occur.”

According to state Sen. Gerald Allen, nearby states don’t require a concealed carry permit for loaded pistols in cars.

“We have certain circumstance that’s developing and happening around us,” Allen said. “It may cause us to to defend ourselves, our children, our spouse, our homes, our vehicles, our properties.”

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