Alabama has become one of a handful of states where lawmakers are considering loosening the regulations on legal concealed carry of firearms through “permitless” carry legislation.
Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen pre-filed the measure last week, telling ABC 33/40: “Ten states have passed something similar to what we pre-filed yesterday. It gives the citizens of Alabama the right to carry their weapon with them and not have to purchase a permit."
SB 24 would repeal the permit requirement, while also retaining the permitting system for those who want to take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
“When you look at this legislation, it codifies the fact that the American people and the people of Alabama believe in the Constitution, and you shouldn't pay a fee for the right to carry a weapon,” Allen said.
SIG Sauer Wins New Army Pistol Contract
SIG Sauer Inc. announced late last week that the U.S. Army has selected the Sig Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol soldiers have been carrying since the mid-1980s.
The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols for the Army contract will be produced at the SIG Sauer facilities in New Hampshire.
The Modular Handgun System Program provides for the delivery of both full-size and compact P320s over a period of 10 years. All pistols will be configurable to receive suppressors and will also include both standard and extended capacity magazines.
"We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice,” said Ron Cohen, SIG Sauer president.
N.C. Mom Fights Off Knife-Wielding Man
A Charlotte, N.C., mother used her gun to stop a man who broke into her home and attacked her and her son.
According to local media reports, the woman saw the man trying to kick in a neighbor’s door and went outside to confront him. The man, Phuc Doan, then forced his way into the woman’s home and attacked her and her teenage son.
The woman and her son wrestled with the man, but he was able to grab a knife and tried to stab them. That’s when she was forced to shoot the intruder to save both her and her son’s lives.
Doan died at the scene. The woman and her son were not injured.