Sen. Scott Beason talks importance of new gun bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Time is running out for a bill that sparked heated debate all across the state. The bill allows for Alabamians to carry a loaded pistol in their vehicles, without a concealed carry permit.

The Senate debated the bill on Thursday. Current laws allows for a gun to be in the car without a permit, as long as it is locked, unloaded, and out of reach. The Alabama Sheriff’s Association is against the bill, and says it would lead to fewer people buying pistol permits, which in turn, helps fund law enforcement.

Senator Scott Beason spoke with CBS42’s Wake Up Alabama Friday morning about the bill, and why he thinks it should be passed.

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