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I'm headed to Alabama and wanted to confirm where a licensee can and cannot carry over there. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Just the basics, out to eat, places of entertainment like the Space Museum, etc..
 

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I'm headed to Alabama and wanted to confirm where a licensee can and cannot carry over there. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Just the basics, out to eat, places of entertainment like the Space Museum, etc..
I'm not in Alabama, but found this through Google...

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/issue/pistol.htm

It looks like your Georgia permit would be honored...
 

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Yeah, we have reprocity but I am looking for specifics on whats a go - no go over there. Gunlaws website has some info but it's a little confusing.
 
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It appears to me that the only off limits place in the whole state (beyond what the feds say, of course) is a "Demonstration" as set forth in 13A-11-59 found here: http://www.ago.alabama.gov/issue/Alabama_Weapon_Law.pdf

Open carry appears to be legal without a license, but CC requires Bama license or license in recip state.

Tell Coach Saban that Goober says "hey"!
The Alabama permit states right on it that you can not open carry like an LEO (unless that changed this year).
 
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The back of my recent permit says different. I'm not trying to make a big deal or challenge anyones x-amount of decades as a resident. I can only share what my permit states.
 

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The back of my recent permit says different. I'm not trying to make a big deal or challenge anyones x-amount of decades as a resident. I can only share what my permit states.
No problem. A lot of people are unaware it is legal, that's what Alabama open carry is about. Here is the AG opinion on OC.... http://www.alabamaopencarry.com/docs/ago-1984-205.pdf
Sheriffs try to "extend" the laws to fit their needs but, it can only be done by the Al. legislators. I just want people to know that they do have that right.
 
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In fact, I didn't like being told it had to be concealed. I think it should be a choice and the laws are vague in AL to begin with. There is (as of the last time I looked) one piece of paper there for work and play as opposed to TN who has Pistol Permit and State Cert for Private Security, but the state doesn't care if you duct tape a pistol to your forehead for carry.
 

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§ 11-45-1.1.
Subject matter of handguns reserved to State Legislature;
power of municipality to adopt certain ordinances; concurrent
jurisdiction of municipal courts with district courts.
No incorporated municipality shall have the power to enact any ordinance, rule, or
regulation which shall tax, restrict, prevent, or in any way affect the possession or
ownership of handguns by the citizens of this state. The entire subject matter of handguns
is reserved to the State Legislature. This section shall not be construed to limit or restrict
the power of a municipality to adopt ordinances which make the violation of a state
handgun law a violation of a municipal ordinance to the same extent as other state law
violations, or to limit or restrict the power of a municipal court to exercise concurrent
jurisdiction with the district court over violations of state handgun laws which may be
prosecuted as breaches of a municipal ordinance.
 
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Three and a half hours of research later and I have confirmed that I have no idea what your position is. The only thing I can find is that ridiculous “open carry while on foot” law. Good Lord, please don't tell me that is what you are referring to. That, IMHO, is not a privilege it is a slap in the face. I don't understand what all your examples of court cases has to do with anything. I don't believe in that being right is all-important. I guess if you were t-boned because someone ran a red light, it would all be good to you because you were “right”. This is not my way of thinking at all. I have only been in in the Podunk/Bufu areas of Alabama. If you don't have transportation I'm not sure you'd even need legs. If you and alabamaopencarry.com share the same beliefs, I can't imagine there being anything I could do for you guys. I have not checked them out yet to see what their point and position is. If they are rallying to get OC approved, I'm in. If they assume the on “foot law” as some inalienable right to carry... I'll step back. My reference was as a permit holder, so you caught me by surprise. TheLaw asked what a licensee could do (and I pray he doesn't base any decisions on this thread).
 

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I started this thread for a trip I made last October. While we want people to discuss and debate here, one thing I will close a thread immediately for is an argument over open carry versus concealed carry, 9mm versus 45, bad cop/good cop etc.. Those types of threads cause issues on forums and we aren't looking for any issues here.

Keep it as a friendly debate please. Thank you.
 
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