A bill that would make it legal for Alabama residents to carry a firearm without a permit to conceal carry passed Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote Thursday morning.
Tuscaloosa-Republican Sen. Gerald Allen pre-filed SB 1 on Oct. 1. State law currently allows residents 19 or older to apply for permits at the county level. Under the proposed law, anyone who is legally allowed to own a gun could carry it concealed without a state-issued license. However, gun owners would still be restricted from bringing weapons to certain places already prohibited by state and federal law.
Who voted for/against SB1:
- Attmore-Republican Sen. Greg Albritton: FOR
- Montgomery-Republican Sen. Will Barfoot: FOR
- Huntsville-Republican Sen. Sam Givhan: FOR
- Birmingham-Democrat Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison,: AGAINST
- Decatur-Republican Sen. Arthur Orr: FOR
- Selma-Democrat Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier: AGAINST
- Greensboro-Democrat Sen. Bobby Singleton: AGAINST
- Sheffield-Republican Sen. Larry Stutts: FOR
- Alabaster-Republican Sen. Cam Ward: FOR
- Auburn-Republican Sen. Tom Whatley: AGAINST
The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote.