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Several Pro-Gun, Pro-Hunting Bills Awaiting Action in Alabama

Friday, March 5, 2010

Several bills of importance to Alabama’s gun owners are currently pending consideration in Montgomery.

House Bill 2 is currently pending consideration in the Senate. 

Sponsored by State Representative Jeremy Oden (R-11), HB2 would repeal the section of the Alabama statute that prohibits the possession, sale, receipt, or use of short barreled rifles and shotguns.  These firearms are already legal under federal law when properly registered.

House Bill 330 was passed by the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Tuesday, March 3 by a vote of 5-0.  The bill will now head to the Senate floor for consideration.

HB330, sponsored by State Representative Craig Ford (D-28), would require that the state maintain at least the same level of available public hunting land that currently exists.  It would require that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed.

Finally, House Bill 364 is stuck in the House Commerce Committee.

The bill, sponsored by State Representative Craig Ford (D-28), would permit a law-abiding individual to store firearms in a locked motor vehicle while parked on a publicly accessible parking lot controlled by an employer or a business that he or she frequents.  HB364 would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work. 

The Senate version of HB364, Senate Bill 360, passed the Senate last week by a vote of 26 to 2.  A special word of thanks to State Senator Roger Bedford (D-6), the bill’s sponsor, for his tireless efforts to pass this important piece of legislation.

Please contact your State Senator TODAY at (334) 242-7800 and respectfully urge them to support HB2 and HB330.  Contact information for your Senator can be found hereAlso, please contact the members of the House Commerce Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB364 and pass it out of committee.  Contact information for the committee can be found below.

State Representative Frank McDaniel (D-26), Chairman
State House Phone: (334) 242-7697
District Phone: (256) 582 – 0619
Email:  Frank.McDaniel@alhouse.gov OR legislator@mclo.org

State Representative Alan Harper (D-61), Vice Chairman
State House Phone: (334) 242-7732
Email:  Alan.Harper@alhouse.gov OR aharper@nctv.com

State Representative Gerald Allen (R-62)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7758
Email: Gerald.Allen@alhouse.gov

State Representative DuWayne Bridges (R-38)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Email: DuWayne.Bridges@alhouse.gov

State Representative Bill Dukes (D-08)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7689
District Phone: (256) 260-2146
Email: Bill.Dukes@alhouse.gov OR info@mocold.com

State Representative James Fields (D-12)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Email: James.Fields@alhouse.gov

State Representative David Grimes (R-73)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7707
Email:  David.Grimes@alhouse.gov OR repgrimes@birch.net

State Representative Earl Hilliard (D-60)
State House: (334) 242-7684
Email: Earl.Hilliard@alhouse.gov

State Representative A.J. McCampbell (D-71)
State House: (334) 242-7747
District Phone: (334) 652-6531
Email: AJ.McCampbell@alhouse.gov

State Representative Rod Scott (D-55)
State House: (334) 242-7752
Email: Rod.Scott@alhouse.gov OR scotthrod@yahoo.com

State Representative Lesley Vance (D-80)
Phone: (334) 242-7687
Email: Lesley.Vance@alhouse.gov

State Representative Pebblin Warren (D-82)
State House: (334) 242-7734
Email: Pebblin.Warren@alhouse.gov OR tiger9127@bellsouth.net

State Representative Jack Williams (R-47)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Email: Jack.Williams@alhouse.gov OR jack@jackwilliams.org

State Representative Greg Wren (R-75)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7764
District Phone: (334) 395-0123
Email: Greg.Wren@alhouse.gov OR repgregwren@yahoo.com

State Representative Greg Canfield (R-48)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7763
Email:  gcanfield@bellsouth.net

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