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Friday, April 21, 2017

NRA’s Cox On Alabama “Permitless” Carry Measure

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.”

According to an NRA-ILA alert, before the measure can become law, it must clear three more hurdles—pass out of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee; pass out of the full House; and be signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey.