Alabama is already an open carry state, so when Senate Bill 24—which would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to lawfully carry—passed out of the Senate, it seemed like the next logical step in the progression of the state’s gun rights. “Every citizen should have the right to bear arms without paying a fee,” Republican State Sen. Gerald Allen, sponsor of the measure, told the Associated Press.
Instead, the Alabama Legislature adjourned last week without bringing the bill to the House floor for a vote. Gun owners can thank Rep. Allen Treadaway, chairman of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, for that.
Treadaway led the efforts to kill both this bill and its companion, House Bill 414, and he had the measures assigned to subcommittee. As NRA-ILA noted, he “blatantly ignored the wishes of his constituents and law-abiding gun owners across Alabama” in getting these bills killed.
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Newspaper Uses Death Of James Bond Actor To Bash Guns
The Mercury News on Tuesday used the recent death of Roger Moore, who played the role of Agent 007 in many James Bond films, to bash guns and gun ownership for no apparent reason.
In the feature titled “Roger Moore never liked guns—even James Bond’s Walther PPK,” author Martha Ross wrote: “In real life, Moore hated guns, especially the way society glorified men who wielded them, according to the Huffington Post.” She further quoted the English actor, who died this week at age 89, as once saying he was “completely opposed to small arms and what they can do to children.”
The obituary leaves one wondering why Ross focused her attention on Moore’s aversion to firearms, rather than his lasting legacy of entertainment through the Bond films.
Tennessee: Bill That Would Help Protect Those With Restraining Orders Goes To Governor
A piece of legislation designed to help protect the lives of those who feel endangered enough to take out a protective order has passed the Tennessee legislature and awaits action by Gov. Bill Haslam.
If signed, the new law would permit those granted an order of protection and who can legally possess a firearm to carry the gun for 21 days without obtaining a permit. Victims have 21 days to apply for a 60-day temporary carry permit.
The temporary 60-day carry permit still requires a background check and does not apply across state lines. But it does allow victims time to apply for and receive a permanent carry permit from the state.
OK Governor Signs 2 Pro-Gun Measures
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed two pro-gun measures into law, further strengthening the right to keep and bear arms for Sooner State gun owners.
Senate Bill 35 provides that active and reserve military and National Guard members in the state who are age 21 and older can use their valid military ID in place of a handgun permit to carry a firearm for self-defense. Senate Bill 397 lifts the prohibitions on the legal carry of handguns on public buses, which was previously illegal and carried a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Both laws will take effect on Nov. 1.
North Carolina Man Shoots At Intruders During Daring Escape
“I said, ‘You don’t look all right. What's going on?’ He was freaking out.”
That was the exchange between a home invasion victim and a neighbor when they encountered each other on a Charlotte, N.C., street, as reported by WSOC-TV. Investigators say the homeowner was in the shower when he heard strange voices down the hallway. He got out of the shower and grabbed his phone, which was dead. So he grabbed his gun instead. After encountering intruders, the man fired 14 shots at them, crawled out a back window, fell off a work truck ladder, then dashed down the street.
That’s when the homeowner came across the neighbor, saying, “I need you to call 911. Somebody broke into my house.” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Captain Ryan Butler told the station, “There was not an overt indication of (anyone shot), but we are checking with area hospitals to see if anyone checks in with gunshot wounds."