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Permit to carry pistol in vehicle or concealed on person - Issuance; fee; revocation; release of information.
(a)(1)a. The sheriff of a county, upon the application of any person residing in that county, within 30 days from receipt of a complete application and accompanying fee, shall issue or renew a permit for such person to carry a pistol in a vehicle or concealed on or about his or her person within this state for one to five year increments, as requested by the person seeking the permit, from date of issue, unless the sheriff determines that the person is prohibited from the possession of a pistol or firearm pursuant to state or federal law, or has a reasonable suspicion that the person may use a weapon unlawfully or in such other manner that would endanger the person's self or others. In making such determination, the sheriff may consider whether the applicant:
It would appear from the above that an Alabama weapons license is required to carry (not 'transport') a pistol in a vehicle, including a golf cart or four-wheeler.
According to YellowHammerNews, the Alabama Senate has passed a bill eliminating the requirement for a concealed license, but to the best of my knowlege it has not yet been passed by the Alamama House of Representatives and is not yet in force.
If you are on private land, no permit is required. If you are on public roads, no matter what the vehicle, a permit is required. I even have to have a permit to carry if I'm on my bicycle.
added: Yes, the bill was introduced and passed the Senate. The House Speaker kept it from being introduced in the House and it died in committee. I am assured that the bill will again be filed for the next legislative session.
The trouble is that we have the adamant opposition of both the Alabama Sheriffs' Association and the Fraternal Order of Police and too many former LE who have maintained close ties with both ASA and the Fraternal Order of Police.