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Lawmakers approve option of lifetime concealed carry permit


Alabama gun carriers may soon be able to buy lifetime permits to carry concealed firearms.

The House of Representatives aprroved the bill with a 69-18 vote. Gov. Kay Ivey will decide whether or not to sign into law.

The bill would allow purchases for permits that would last for a year, five years or a lifetime, and it would create a registry of people prohibited from carrying firearms.

Previous efforts to abolish the permit requirement failed under opposition from law enforcement officials.

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