An Alabama lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would let employees take handguns to work.
The Montgomery Advertiser reported Friday that state Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, said the bill is aimed at increasing personal safety.
“I think it’s necessary so people will have peace of mind when they’re traveling to and from work,” he said.
A similar bill has been introduced twice before, but it failed despite support from the National Rifle Association.
The Business Council of Alabama opposes the measure, said President Bill Canary.