I live in Mobile and just got my Pistol Permit a couple of weeks ago. In the literature they gave me, and on the Mobile County Sheriff's website, they say this:
Your pistol permit does not authorize you to carry a pistol at any public gathering such as sporting events, political events, parades, and etc. (Title 13A-11-59)
It seems like they are stretching the prohibition on carry at political demonstrations to include all forms of public gathering. Is there any legal basis for this?
Title 13A-11-75 says "The sheriff of a county may ... issue a qualified
or unlimited license ..."; is the restriction on public gatherings just an example of a "qualified" license?
EDIT: I just looked at the pamphlet they gave me and in there it says I'm prohibited from carrying in any establishment that serves alcohol. I haven't seen that in the code, does anyone know the source for it?