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Gun surrender, permit bills debated in Legislature
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Gun surrender, permit bills debated in Legislature

Alabama lawmakers debated two very different gun regulation bills on Wednesday. One would eliminate the need for permits in order to carry a concealed weapon; the other allows for the court-ordered removal of weapons from someone who is considered to be dangerous.

Deer baiting bill passes House
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Deer baiting bill passes House

House Bill 197 allows for baiting of white tail deer and feral pigs on private and leased lands for a $14 annual “bait privilege license fee” and a $1 issuance fee. Out-of-state hunters would pay $50.

Lawmakers look to strengthen Alabama’s texting ban
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Lawmakers look to strengthen Alabama’s texting ban

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Legislation seeking to curb distracted driving by making it illegal to hold a cell phone while operating a vehicle could be in position to pass the Alabama House of Representatives as soon as next week. Under the bill, drivers would still be allowed to use Blue...

Church Gun Bill Passes Committee
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Church Gun Bill Passes Committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill extending Alabama’s “stand your ground” law to churches was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and could be considered by the full House soon. This is the fourth time State Rep. Lynn Greer, R- Rogersville, has proposed the bill. He says many...

Border wall bill advances
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Border wall bill advances

A bill sponsored by Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, would allow Alabamians to donate some of their income tax return to the construction of a wall on the southern border by checking a box on their tax return documents.

Weekend Digest- March 17, 2019
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Weekend Digest- March 17, 2019

Top of the Morning to you and Happy Saint Patrick’s day. Here is the news for March 17, 2019 1. Death Count Rises to 50 The world was struck silent when a gunman walked into two mosques in New Zealand killing 50 people who were at prayer. As of now, the death count has risen...