Senator Scott Beason's Gun Carrying Legislation Has Public HearingRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 27 2014 10:08 AM
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on SB354, a bill that its sponsor, Gardendale Republican Senator Scott Beason, says is merely an extension and necessary addition to gun legislation passed by the legislature that he introduced last session.
The bill would provide that carrying a pistol in a vehicle without a permit be legal.
Senator Beason, who recently announced he will run for the US House of Representative seat vacated by the retiring Spencer Bachus of Vestavia Hills, explained that the bill just makes it the law in Alabama that no one will be required to “pay for their second amendment rights.”
While many Senators, including cosponsor Phil Williams expressed their support of the bill in general, they said that they would like to see certain “concerning” aspects of the legislation be amended, without changing the overall thrust of the bill.
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