Readers may recall the Boss Hogg of the Alabama Sheriff's Association proclaiming "Your automobile is not your property."
Now we have this story -- Sheriff: Bill passed by Senate dangerous
Alabama residents no longer need a conceal-carry permit to transport an unloaded gun that is out of the driver’s reach in a vehicle, thanks to controversial legislation passed last year; however, the Senate this week has passed a bill that aims to change that restriction.Sponsored by Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, and co-sponsored by Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, SB 354 passed the upper house Wednesday night. The bill, which now goes to the Alabama House of Representatives, would allow loaded handguns to be transported in vehicles without a conceal-carry permit.The bill is expected to draw fire from detractors who say Alabama’s law is already too unrestrictive, and Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks agrees.“This legislation is the most dangerous thing I’ve ever seen done,” Meeks said Thursday. “I can’t believe a legislator would be so naïve as to think that everyone who drives around with a loaded gun is a pillar of the community.”With sheriff’s departments statewide tasked with issuing conceal-carry permits, the loss in revenue the bill’s change could bring has been a point of contention, but Meeks says the money is the least of his worries.
Yeah, right. It's ALWAYS about the money.