Senate Bill 62, sponsored by State Senator W.H. Pat Lindsey (D-22) and House Bill 23, sponsored by State Representative David Grimes (R-73) passed the House on Tuesday, May 1. SB 62 and HB 23 would permit a resident to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition in non-contiguous states and would also allow a non-resident to make a purchase within Alabama, provided it is legal under federal and state law. SB 62/HB 23 are now headed to Governor Bob Riley’s (R) desk for his signature.
Senate Bill 370, sponsored by State Senator Scott Beason (R-17) and House Bill 598 sponsored by State Representative Marc Keahey (D-65) would protect our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms during a state of emergency . SB 370 is pending action in Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and HB 598 was reported favorably by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, May 2. HB598 will be heard on the House floor as early as next week.
Please contact members of the Senate at (334) 242-7800 and urge them to support SB 370 and members of the House at (334) 242-7600 and ask them to support HB 598.