© 2022 Alabama Public Radio

920 Paul Bryant Drive
Digital Media Center
Gate 61 35487

(800) 654-4262
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

House, Senate Still Negotiating On AL Gun Law

Gun.jpg

The main gun bill before Alabama lawmakers is headed to a compromise committee of senators and representatives.

Sen. Scott Beason, the Senate sponsor, says he couldn't sign off on the version that House members passed late last week after reaching a compromise that involved law enforcement leaders and the National Rifle Association.

Beason, a Gardendale Republican, says he wants a few changes to details about when an employee can keep a gun in their car while they're at work, and when a citizen can carry a weapon at public gatherings. The two chambers are in agreement on other provisions, such as making it harder for a sheriff to deny a concealed weapons permit.

After today, legislators will meet just one more day, May 20.

Related Content
News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.