I'm sure you'll get specific answers from members here in Alabama, but Handgunlaw.us is always a good place to start.
This is a discussion on CC'ing in Alabama within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a GFL (Georgia Firearm License) and and I am traveling to my hometown in Alabama for Thanksgiving. This is my first time carrying ...
I have a GFL (Georgia Firearm License) and and I am traveling to my hometown in Alabama for Thanksgiving. This is my first time carrying a concealed weapon in Alabama. I know Alabama accepts my GFL, but are there any major differences in the laws I need to be worried about. Also, if I get pulled over do I have to notify the LEO. In Georiga we do not have to notify. Can I go into a restaurant? You know the basic stuff please. Any Alabama CC'ers out there?
Thanks in advance!
No special precautions. No required notification. You can go into a restaurant.
The only places you need to worry about nomrally are: K-12 schools - state law; courthouses, government offices, public gatherings.
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Alabama has a 'Public Gathering' law too? That PG clause makes carrying a pain.
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The only law Alabama has about public gathering is if you refuse to leave after being told to leave by law enforcement, then it is a crime. Public gathering in Alabama is defined as for the purpose of demonstrations, not sporting events or movies.
A phone call to the Alabama State Police would be a good idea. If you asks you for your ID, then show both. Chances are, he's already run your plates and already knows.
The one thing I really, really miss from when we lived in Alabama vs. here in Tennessee is being able to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Such a stupid law.
But, there is light at the end of the tunnel.....we may be able to pass the law fixing that this next year.
I live in Chickasaw Alabama. You should have NO problems here. Go eat where you want too. If there's a bar in the place - just sit at a table for your dinner.
Malls, Church, Anywhere you'd normally go - Just not Gov Buildings or Public Schools for the most part.
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Not real sure where folks are getting that you can carry in any restaurant in AL, but specifically from the back of the CC permit - "Your pistol permit does NOT allow you to carry a pistol in places that serve alcohol..."
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I also noticed that on my permit. I just got it and was wondering if we can carry in restaurauntsthat serve ETOH? I understand not having it in a bar or club. But how about Mexican rest. or Olive Garden or something? Can we carry there?
On AL laws it says NO to carry on WMA. What is WMA?? Dumb question, but I want to go over all the laws and restrictions before carrying! Thanks.
Wildlife Management Area. It was also illegal in Georgia before last year.On AL laws it says NO to carry on WMA. What is WMA?? Dumb question, but I want to go over all the laws and restrictions before carrying! Thanks.
As a side note, I really wish Alabama would open up State Parks and WMAs to carry as I would like to visit more of them. Now that we can carry in Ga State Parks/WMAs and National Parks I hope that Alabama and Tennessee will follow suit.
Thanks! I also hope AL follows suit and opens up State Parks!
It's my understanding that AL state law allows us to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol as long as you are not at a bar and as long as you aren't drinking! Just what I read when looking through AL state law restrictions.
Does anyone know AL law pertaining carrying in churches? I have found it specifically! Just public meetings of certain types???