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Alabama voters approve gun proposal for Franklin County

Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment that provides specific protection to anyone who kills someone in self-defense in a church in Franklin County.

The attorney general’s office has said Alabama’s “stand your ground” law already applies inside churches. But backers supported Amendment 5, saying more specific provisions for churches in the northwest part of the state.

A similar amendment affecting Lauderdale County also was approved.

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