Under existing law, with exceptions, a person may not conceal a firearm on his or her person, or carry a pistol in his or her vehicle, without a permit. Also under existing law, when a person commits a crime of violence, the possession of a pistol without a permit is prima facie evidence of the intent to commit the crime
This bill would authorize individuals to carry a pistol or other firearm concealed or in a vehicle without a permit and would delete the presumption of intent to commit a crime of violence solely for not possessing a permit
This bill would also revise the process by which a pistol seized in connection with a violation of Sections 13A-11-71 to 13A-11-73, Code of Alabama 1975, is disposed of or returned to its owner
Relating to firearms; to amend Sections 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, and 13A-11-84, to delete certain permit requirements related to the possession of a pistol or firearm; to delete a presumption of intent to commit a crime of violence; to revise the process by which certain seized pistols are returned to their owners or destroyed; and to repeal Sections 13A-11-50, 13A-11-52, and 13A-11-74, Code of Alabama 1975, to authorize the permitless concealed carry of firearms, with exceptions.
|April 13, 2021||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security|
|Bill Text||HB618 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced|