In keeping with that fundamental right to bear arms, our website, www.alabamaopencarry.com, was set up to instruct citizens about their rights under Alabama law. While most know they can apply for a concealed permit at the local sheriff’s office, most don’t know that they must have a concealed permit to carry a pistol in their vehicle. Also, a concealed permit may come with a list of restrictions.
Open carry is unlicensed (no permit required) and unrestricted. Except for areas where it is posted that firearms are not allowed (or you receive verbal notification) and for being in or near a public demonstration, open carry is permitted throughout the state because only the state Legislature can make laws about the carrying of firearms.
If you are interested in your rights to bear arms or wonder what the laws might be concerning open carry, we invite you to stop by our site and check the state Supreme Court decisions, appellate court rulings and attorneys general opinions dealing with open carry.
If you have been under the misguided belief that open carry is illegal, we invite you to see for yourself what the lawmakers have to say on the subject.