Key legislators have agreed on sweeping changes to Alabama gun laws.
But the House and Senate still must vote on the measure before it can go to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.
Under the plan, employees in Alabama would be able to have firearms in their car at work, and businesses couldn't be held liable for any harm resulting from the use of those weapons.
Loaded weapons could be carried in cars by anyone with a concealed carry permit. A driver could carry an unloaded weapon, as long as it is out of reach, even without a permit.
Sheriffs would have to issue a written justification for denying a concealed weapons permit, and any denial could be appealed. Sheriffs now have complete discretion over requests for permits.
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