She is referring to 13A-11-52. That section was superseded by 13A-11-73 which forbids concealed carry. There are AG opinions and case law which support open carry, most of which are summed up here: http://alabamagunrights.org/wp-conte...2/tri-fold.pdf
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ETA: Oh, and welcome. Didn't see it was your first post.