On Wednesday, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox urged members in Alabama to support the “permitless” carry legislation currently on the move in the state. Senate Bill 24 would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to lawfully carry a firearm. At the same time, the measure would leave in place the state’s permitting system for gun owners who wish to obtain permits to take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
“Alabama’s Constitutional Carry bill recognizes that law-abiding citizens have the right to defend themselves in the manner that is most convenient for them,” Cox said. “Under this bill, law-abiding citizens would no longer face government-mandated time delays and taxes to exercise their right to self-defense.”