Alabama 25th State to Recognize Constitutional Carry
On January 1, 2023, Alabama became the newest state to authorize concealed handgun carrying without a state permit requiring a background check.
A person no longer needs a permit to legally carry a concealed firearm in public with the passing of the state law. If a person wants to, they can still decide to apply for a permit.
Regardless of the affirmation to constitutional carry in the state, it is still a wise choice to get your concealed carry permit:
Getting a concealed carry permit in your state takes advantage of other states reciprocity in excepting your permit.
Most concealed carry instructional programs have great information on laws of self-defense and provide you with additional information regarding how to interact with law-enforcement and which situation's and locations still bar concealed carry.
A great source to see which states offer reciprocity for your permit is the USCCA concealed carry reciprocity map online.