By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama State Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, has introduced a bill that would allow qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry their guns even in places where carrying firearms is prohibited by law, even for citizens with valid concealed carry permits. Active duty law enforcement officers already have this exception.
Firearm possession is already prohibited under Alabama law at certain places including by persons with a valid pistol permit. These include: in a police, sheriff, or highway patrol station; inside a prison, jail, halfway house, community corrections facility, or other detention center; inside a facility that provides custodial or inpatient care to those with psychiatric, mental, or emotional care; in a courthouse, courthouse annex, building where a district attorney’s office is located, or in any building where a city council or county commission is currently holding a regularly scheduled or called meeting; at any athletic event, or any facility where the owners prohibit firearms and which has security in place preventing unauthorized persons from entering.