I ran across this video today in which a former law enforcement official claims that if you have a CCW permit you cannot legally open carry. I have never heard this and I frequently open carry in Alabama, as it is legal. I have looked into the state laws, and can't find anywhere where it states that you can only open carry if you do not have your CCW or that having a CCW negates your ability to open carry legally. To me it doesn't make sense that one could ONLY open carry if they don't have a CCW and someone with a CCW could not open carry because they have obtained a permit to conceal. I do have my CCW permit and do not wish for any trouble with law enforcement and certainly don't want to be caught uninformed. A link to the video is posted and you can skip to about 1:45 where the discussion on concealed carry starts. Conceal Carry Questions Answered - Video | al.com
Thanks in advance to anyone who can share their knowledge with me.