Four pro-gun, pro-hunting bills are currently making their way through the Alabama Legislature.
House Bill 362, sponsored by State Representative Craig Ford (D-28) is awaiting consideration by the House Commerce Committee. This pro-gun bill states that no person or employer may prohibit a law-abiding citizen from possessing a firearm in a locked motor vehicle while parked on private property.
House Bill 225 was passed unanimously yesterday by the House, 101-0. It now moves to the Senate where it awaits a committee assignment. Introduced by State Representative Marc Keahey (D-65), HB 225 would protect our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Yesterday, House Bill 432 was passed by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads to the House floor for a vote. This pro-gun bill, sponsored by State Representative Jack Page (D-29), would require that records relating to pistol permits would be kept from public disclosure and made available for law enforcement purposes only.
House Bill 328 successfully passed out of the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee. The bill now moves to the House floor for consideration. HB 328, “no-net-loss” legislation, will ensure hunters in the state of Alabama that their vast hunting acreage will never decrease. This bill requires that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources maintain the level of available public hunting land that currently exists. Simply stated, it requires that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed.
Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on these bills. We will alert you when and if the need for action arises.