Limestone County sheriff furious over concealed carry vote

Updated: Apr. 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM CDT
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is furious that the Alabama Senate passed a bill allowing people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.

"A lot of people who are right to carry people try to say I'm anti-second amendment, and totally ludicrous," he said Blakely.

The bill, approved 25-8 is heavily criticized by law enforcement. They say it puts them in danger.

"This is some bad legislation," said Blakely.

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Others say this move is long overdue.

"I think I might have even danced just a little bit," said Eddie Fulmer with Bama Carry.

Fulmer said no one has the right to control what we can and can't own.

"I've never thought too much about having a piece of paper given to me by my government so I may exercise a right that is constitutional guaranteed," said Fulmer.

Blakely says he'll continue to fight this bill and encourages others to fight as well.

"I'm disappointed with our local legislative delegation and the Senate as a whole," Blakely said.

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