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Starting August 1st new Alabama gun laws go into effect. This latest bill would prohibit employers from prohibiting their workers from bringing guns into workplace parking lots provided the firearm is out of sight, locked in the car and other conditions are met. A concealed carry permit would be required for pistols. A rifle or other weapon used for hunting could only be carried during hunting season, and would require a valid hunting license or a concealed carry permit. Alabama sheriffs supported the compromise bill after dubbing an original version the "road rage bill" because it would not have required a concealed carry permit to transport a loaded pistol in a vehicle. Many police and sheriff's departments are making efforts to educate and inform people by holding a series of town-hall style meetings. It's important that everyone understand the responsibilities and privileges of open carry in Alabama. I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" what's yours?
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