Pistol Permits Abolished in Alabama Come January 1st
In On Sunday, January 1st 2023, Alabama will become the 25th state in the U.S. that isn't requiring any permits to carry a gun in public or for someone to have a weapon i.e. gun concealed in their vehicle. Keep in mind Alabama has been an open carry state for some time, but you have never been able to have a concealed carry weapon in your vehicle or person loaded unless you had a permit. Without a permit meant you had to have the weapon locked up in one part of the vehicle and the ammo and magazine in another part of the vehicle making it useless. As of January 1st, you no longer have to have a permit and can carry loaded all the time. While I understand law enforcements reservations, they do not have to right to take away our God Given Rights and those bestowed upon us by the 2nd Amendment. In recent years, more and more states have enacted similar legislation. Indiana, together with Georgia and Ohio, did so this year.
In 2021, as many as six states enact so-called constitutional carry laws - Utah, Montana, Iowa, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. For many decades, Vermont was the only state with these types of laws, which is why the practice is sometimes also referred to as “Vermont carry”. In 2011, Wyoming was the first state to enact or re-introduce similar laws.
Throughout the U.S., there are eight states requiring permits for open and concealed carry. Another four (plus Washington D.C.) require permits for concealed carry and prohibit the open carry of most guns. 13 states allow the open carry of guns without a permit while requiring one for concealed carry (no states do it the other way around).
There is also threats being made by law enforcement agencies and also false news from new agencies that if you do not renew your pistol permit you cannot carry in other adjacent states. There is also no guaranty you can carry in other state anyway and there is no guaranty any state will honor your states pistol permit to begin with. Show me where it is written that any state will honor another states pistol permit! Local Sheriff's Offices get a large chunk of their operating budget from Pistol Permits and this is a why many oppose it, but the Federal Government has opted to help States and Locals with a grant. The grant has not even been issued and local offices are already complaining stating it will not even be enough and they do not even know what they will be offered! While some officers talk about their own safety, they are more concerned about money they will lose and their operating budget. Just look at what is / has been talked about ever since this topic was originally brought up. It was never about safety but how would they pay for things and operate? No one has said, that I am aware of, that this is a one time grant or a yearly or bi-yearly thing; but I do believe it is a massive grant the first year and then it is reduced in the following years to come. You would think their operating budget would come from their local counties and not skimmed off of citizens illegally from stripping them of their 2nd Amendment Rights as they have done for countless years. This Federal Grant will give them the opportunity for each state to get their act together to fund their own counties in the coming years and not depend on illegally charging and taking away the rights of their residents! Shouldn't their local county provide for their own local law enforcement departments? Local Police Department are generally funded thru the city so, why are the County Sheriff's not paid the same way? While I understand grants are offered from time to time, please do not make this about money. Leave your comments below: