Alabama is a pro-gun rights state however there is still considerable debate on just what gun rights mean. Sen. Gerald Allen (R from Tuscaloosa) is back with another bill that Sheriffs are likely to oppose. Previously Allen had wanted to give Alabamians the freedom to carry their handguns with them in their cars without a concealed carry permit. That never passed. This time he is introducing legislation to allow Alabamians to carry concealed with a permit.