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    Quote Originally Posted by armyman_83 View Post
    Hey All,

    I am currently overseas in the army, but I am an Alabamian, and I plan on getting a Concealed Carry Permit when I am back in Alabama. I looked at lots of different websites about Alabama's Right to Carry Laws and I couldn't seem to find more information about where exactly you can't carry. I know you can't carry at a public deomonstration, but what about some public buildings? You might have all seen those signs at the Library or some Community Arts center that says no firearms allowed.Can they prevent one from carrying concealed legally at public sanctioned buildings, I guess if a private establishment (i.e. a resturant) doesn't want concealed firearms it has to post. But I wasn't aware that public buildings could restrict Right to Carry.

    Any info would be great, just trying to get better informed. I wouldn't want to carry somewhere I might be seen as the bad guy!?

    As I understand it here's where you can't carry:

    -- Public demonstration which includes political demonstration and may or may not include events such as sports
    -- Court house, federal buildings, airports, etc.
    -- Any restrictions placed on your license by the sheriff in that county which may mean establishments that serve alcohol

    I have some of the same questions you have though. I assume all other public buildings are fine as well as any other private establishment legally. Now the owner of the establishment could likely ban you from the place in the future but I think you are well within your right legally.

    Here's what my license says...

    "License to carry a revolver or a pistol concealed on the person, or in a vehicle is hereby granted, except in a courthouse and criminal justice building by order of the Sheriff."

    My license also restricts when you are drinking or using illegal drugs (obviously) as well as when you are in establishments that serve alcohol. I don't have a fundamental issue with establishments that serve alcohol since I will never strap on a gun and go bar hopping. However, it is possible that I go out to eat and not be drinking such as a chain like Chili's and that wouldn't be legal.

    I lived in south Alabama for a while and my license there had no restrictions in terms of drinking or going into establishments that serve alcohol. So some of that depends on the Sheriff in your county.

    Hope it helps...

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    This information was helpful! Thanks! I just got my permit last friday (24th of Sep 10) I too love Bama!!! Walked in n less than 20 mins latter I had it. Went to the local "gun store" (a store which sells evarythang imaginable from furniture, guitars, tvs, guns....) and bought a Ruger P944.... Still getting used to having a handgun so most of the time it is not loaded but am getting better.
    "If at first ya dont succeed, hit it harder, or get a bigger hammer"

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouth View Post
    As I understand it here's where you can't carry:

    -- Public demonstration which includes political demonstration and may or may not include events such as sports
    -- Court house, federal buildings, airports, etc.
    -- Any restrictions placed on your license by the sheriff in that county which may mean establishments that serve alcohol

    I have some of the same questions you have though. I assume all other public buildings are fine as well as any other private establishment legally. Now the owner of the establishment could likely ban you from the place in the future but I think you are well within your right legally.

    Here's what my license says...

    "License to carry a revolver or a pistol concealed on the person, or in a vehicle is hereby granted, except in a courthouse and criminal justice building by order of the Sheriff."

    My license also restricts when you are drinking or using illegal drugs (obviously) as well as when you are in establishments that serve alcohol. I don't have a fundamental issue with establishments that serve alcohol since I will never strap on a gun and go bar hopping. However, it is possible that I go out to eat and not be drinking such as a chain like Chili's and that wouldn't be legal.

    I lived in south Alabama for a while and my license there had no restrictions in terms of drinking or going into establishments that serve alcohol. So some of that depends on the Sheriff in your county.

    Hope it helps...
    Your post got me thinking about what mine said... I live in Wilcox county (aight yall stop laughin lol) My license is completely unrestricted...here is what mine says "State of Alabama Pistol License Unrestricted". Of course if you are under the influence of drugs or alchohol the license is invalid, which is good. Drunks kill enough people w/ cars. Seems like every county has its own set of rules.
    "If at first ya dont succeed, hit it harder, or get a bigger hammer"

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    By law, the two places you can't carry is a demonstration or private property where it is posted. However, the demonstration law violates the right of assembly, free speech as well as the RKBA. You are not allowed to carry in post offices since it is federal property or any federal property or building. There is no state law stopping you from carrying in court houses, etc. But they will stop you nonetheless. For more info, go Welcome To Alabama Open Carry!.

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    I agree with most everyone here, I've checked my handgun at the courthouse at the metal detector with the 3 or 4 officers on duty there on my way to court for my speeding ticket. Everywhere else i carry appropriately concealed and no one knows. Just make sure your not "printing" before you leave the house.

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    I am taking my grandson to the Montgomery Zoo this month(07/13). Can I carry concealed there?
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    I carried in the Birmingham zoo last year. No signs said I couldn't, and the law says nothing about zoos.

    On a different but related matter, I saw that a judge (can't remember the state) has just ruled that the Post Office cannot prohibit firearms left in your car in their parking lot.

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