Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law.

The legislation, which was sponsored by State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle), was touted as a victory by Second Amendment activists and is believed to have bolstered Ivey's reelection efforts.

Ivey touted the legislation in a speech to the Azalea City Republican Women's Club on Thursday.

During her remarks, the Governor revealed she carries a pistol.

Ivey also told attendees despite the permitless carry law not going into effect until the beginning of next year, she had held out on renewing her pistol permit that expired in February to see if HB272 was going to pass.

“This is a good bill and I’m proud to sign it… I believe people will tend to their own business. I carry a pistol and my permit expired in February," Ivey said according to a report from Mobile CBS affiliate WKRG. “I’ve been holding out to see whether the bill was going to pass.”

Those comments led some to wonder what type of firearm Ivey concealed carries.

The Governor's spokeswoman Gina Maiola told 1819 News Ivey has a Smith & Wesson revolver.

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