The Alabama Legislative Session convened this week.
Legislators have some budgetary issues to take on this session, such as prison reform and the children’s health insurance program but the introduction of a bill which aims to protect and enhance your second amendment rights has many talking, some for, some against.
Senate bill 3, sponsored by senator Gerald Allen, would repeal the permit requirement for the carrying of firearms.
It would allow any law-abiding adult who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Alabama without having to first obtain a permit to do so.
“They should pass that where everyone can carry a concealed weapon. Where they don’t have to have a permit at all,” said community member Richard Mercer.
“If you kill it that no longer exists. They can’t come to me and say i’m going out of state I need a permit, there won’t be no such thing as a permit,” said Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza.
This legislation would allow law-abiding adults in Alabama to carry in a manner that best suits their needs and improves their ability to defend themselves and their loved ones from danger.
The 2018 regular session of the Alabama Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 9 and will end on Monday, April 23.