Specifically, how can you get to your destination without violating § 13A-11-73?
License to carry pistol in vehicle or concealed on person - Exceptions.
The provisions of Section 13A-11-73 shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, prison and jail wardens and their regularly employed deputies, policemen and other law enforcement officers of any state or political subdivision thereof, or to the members of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States or of the national guard, or to the members of the national guard organized reserves or state guard organizations when on duty or going to or from duty, or to the regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this state; provided, that such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practices, or to officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a pistol, or to any person engaged in manufacturing, repairing or dealing in pistols, or the agent or representative of such person possessing, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business, or to any common carrier, except taxicabs, licensed as a common carrier, or to any person permitted by law to possess a pistol while carrying it unloaded in a secure wrapper, from the place of purchase to his home or place of business, or to or from a place of repair or in moving from one place of abode or business to another.
what about unpermitted OC?
The State v. Reid, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1 Ala. 612; 1840 Ala.
But the court say that it is a matter which will not admit of legislative regulation, and in order to test the correctness of its opinion, supposes one Legislature to prohibit the bearing arms secretly, and a subsequent Legislature to enact a law against bearing them openly; and then asks the question, whether the first, or last enactment would be unconstitutional. Under the provision of our constitution, we incline to the opinion that the Legislature cannot inhibit the citizen from bearing arms openly, because it authorizes him to bear them for the purposes of defending himself and the State, and it is only when carried openly, that they can be efficiently used for defense.
KJ v. State, 690 So.2d 541 (Ala.Cr.App., 1997)
... there is a conflict between the two statues. Section 13A-11-52, like § 13A-11-50, does not permit the carrying of a pistol outside of a person's own premises under any circumstances. However, that section does begin with the phrase 'except as otherwise provided in this article.' § 13A-11-73 does not prohibit carrying an unlicensed pistol if the pistol is unconcealed and the person is on foot ...
13A-11-52 applies only the extent that it is consistent with § 13A-11-73 because it is 'the later statue and a complete revision of the subject matter.'
Morris v. State, 342 So.2d 417 (1977)
However, the State failed to prove that the arrest was lawful. In fact it was not lawfully authorized because the defendant, was not carrying a concealed pistol. The State's evidence (Tr. p. 7) shows that the pistol was in a scabbard or holster, worn on the side and was not covered. We call attention to Title 14, s 175, Recompiled Code 1958
[... author's note - the court cites the code section here, which has been re-codified as 13A-11-73, and is identical in wording ...]
It is to be observed that this law prohibits carrying a pistol (concealed or not) in any vehicle or 'concealed on or about his person, except... without license therefor . . ..' It does not prohibit an unconcealed pistol.
Looney v. State, 41 Al. App. 582 (1962) Code 1940, T. 14, § 175,
[author's note – again, is now codified in 13A-11-73]
as amended, makes it an offense for a person who has no license therefor (except on his land, abode or place of business):
1) to carry a pistol in any vehicle; or
2) to carry a pistol concealed on or about his person.
Thus, a permit is not required when a person afoot carries an unconcealed pistol.
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