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Posted: 10/10/2002 3:38:31 AM EDT
It has been proffered by a few on this site that AL has open carry, ostensibly via "omission". AL is listed on Packing.org as an open carry state, and I have been told by various LEO that it is, in fact, legal to openly carry my pistol. However, a brief tour of our legislative site produces this code:
Section 13A-11-52 Carrying pistol on premises not his own; who may carry pistol. Except as otherwise provided in this article, no person shall carry a pistol about his person on premises not his own or under his control; but this section shall not apply to any sheriff or his deputy or police officer of an incorporated town or city in the lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or to United States marshal or his deputies, rural free delivery mail carriers in the discharge of their duties as such, bonded constables in the discharge of their duties as such, conductors, railway mail clerks and express messengers in the discharge of their duties. (Acts 1919, No. 204, p. 196; Code 1923, §3487; Code 1940, T. 14, §163; Code 1975, §13-6-122.)
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I have written our current AG for clarification of this issue, but I would like some of your fine minds to offer your opinion and understanding of the afore quoted code, as to me, this code seems to indicate that open carry *IS NOT* legal to do, contrary to other information. Discuss!
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