I'm filling out the app. for my first carry permit in ALabama. In the answer for " Who may obtain a permit" is " The person has a good reason to fear injury to his person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying". What I want to no is what exactly is a " proper reason" and what are some good reasons I can put down that will be good enough reason.
While Alabama is "may issue" in theory, my understanding is that it is "shall issue" in practice.
A "proper reason" for carrying is pretty broad. I'd just put something like "lawful self-protection." I wouldn't make up anything. The police will know if you live or work in a shady or (relatively) safe neighborhood.
Find a couple of people who already have CCWs, and ask them what they put on their applications. Whatever it was, obviously it worked.
You may actually wish to CONSIDER getting a Florida permit instead of an Alabama permit. The two states have reciprocal agreements. Florida allows non-residents. Alabama licenses have to be renewed annually. AND since AL is a Castle Doctrine state, you don't have to worry about questions if it's a good shoot.
DO NOT put down: "In case my wife catches me, I may need to shoot back".
Just my $0.02.