AL Law 2022: Guns, Gambling and Gynecologists

Jan 7, 2022 | Allen A. Ritchie

Guns & Gambling


You may be talking about more than the pandemic in 2022. It is an election year in Alabama, and our state could see significant changes.

Here are some possible highlights:


We could have a lottery. Well, at least you may see it on the ballot this fall. Alabama is one of 5 states in the union that does not have a lottery. Estimates show that gambling taxes would bring about 700 million dollars to the state treasury. Depending on the final law, developers could build a major casino here in Mobile.


You may not need a permit to carry a concealed gun in our state. The legislature is likely to consider it. As you might have thought, law enforcement in our state does not believe this is a good idea. Proponents tend to site the U. S. Constitution referring to the bill as the “constitutional carry” proposal.


Here is a bill with another catchy name – “Alabama Heartbeat Act.” It mirrors the Texas law that bans most abortions; plus, it lets average citizens sue abortion providers for cash.

New State Constitution

A committee has been working to remove the racist language from our state’s governing document. The courts have outlawed sections like segregated schools, but the verbiage is still there. Did you know we have roughly 1,000 amendments attached to our constitution? A new working document would streamline the language and make it easier to understand. If approved, we could vote on it in November.

These are just some of the changes that may come this year. You can guarantee that we will talk about it on NBC 15 LawCall which returns to taking your calls in just a few weeks.

If you suffer a personal injury like an auto/truck accident, railroad accident, or slip and fall, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30, right after the news. We are taking a football break and will offer 5-minute segments till mid-January. However, there is a live call-in segment every Monday on NBC 15 at around lunchtime.

Allen Ritchie

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer