AL Senate okays bill to allow loaded guns in cars without a permit
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A bill that will allow you to carry a loaded gun in your car without a permit is moving forward after the state senate approved the bill on Thursday.
Police across the state are not happy that this bill is moving forward. They say it's already a dangerous job and now the Alabama legislature is moving in the direction of making it worse.
"Right now it's dangerous, more dangerous right now then it ever has been for police officers around the country," said Bill Davis with the Huntsville Fraternal Order of Police.
He says the bill, sponsored by a Tuscaloosa senator, is not only bad for police but for everyone.
"Not only that, it can create more problems for road rage than you can ever imagine. If somebody cuts you off or something, you're going to get more apt to pull that gun and try and do something stupid," said Davis. "We don't need this legislation."
He believes officers will be more tense and more on edge, plus, they won't have a choice but to assume every car they approach has a loaded gun inside of it.
The bill will now go to the house of representatives.
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