Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 407, sponsored by State Senator Roger Bedford (D-6), by a vote of 7-0 with two members not voting. The bill now heads to the Senate Rules Committee before it can reach the Senate floor for a vote.
SB407 would protect your right to lawfully transport and store firearms in a privately-owned and locked motor vehicle while parked in publicly accessible parking lots controlled by your employer or a business you frequent.
Last month, the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an Oklahoma statute that protects the rights of employees to store firearms in locked vehicles in publicly accessible parking lots. The proposed Alabama bill is very similar to the Oklahoma law and should withstand any similar challenges that might be launched. Click here for more information regarding this court case.
Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote in favor of SB407 when it comes before them. Contact information can be found by clicking here.