Why oh why does South Carolina have to infringe my rights to keep and bear arms? There is NO reciprocity with Alabama, my home state. There is NO possibility of getting an SC concealed carry license unless you own property (!) or are a resident. There is NO possibility of open carry in SC because that's illegal! What the heck, I thought this was the SOUTH! What about the 7th Circuit Court decision in Moore v Madigan that said states could not prohibit both open and concealed carry?!
Why is there no "enhanced" AL concealed carry permit with the level of training requirements, butt kissing, etc., that South Carolina and these other states will accept in reciprocity? I'd pay the fee and get such a permit if it existed, because I need to be able to travel to those states, and I want to take responsibility for my own protection.
I know it would be a unicorn-and-rainbows world if the whole US were a Constitutional carry zone, but that just isn't so. The other states aren't under Alabama's control. If Alabama citizens want to be able to carry in them, we'll have to meet those states' requirements, even if we consider them stupid and an infringement of our rights. Most Constitutional carry states have a permit system specifically for the purpose of reciprocity, and some like Idaho even have different levels of training, to meet other states' requirements.
The Alabama state government needs to get a clue and realize their citizens have to travel to other states for business and pleasure, and we want take the responsibility to be safe while we are there.