Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Alabama’s 2010 Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Friday, April 23, 2010

On Wednesday, April 21, Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R) signed House Bill 2 into law. 

Sponsored by State Representative Jeremy Oden (R-11), HB2 repeals 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. 

HB2 now joins House Bill 330 as new pro-gun legislation enacted into law this year.  HB330, authored by State Representative Craig Ford (D-28), requires that the state maintain at least the same level of available public hunting land that currently exists.  It will also require that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed. Governor Riley signed HB330 into law on Monday, March 22.

The Alabama State Legislature’s 2010 Session adjourned sine die, late on Thursday, April 22.  Senate Bill 360 was held over in the House Commerce Committee and was never revisited due to lack of time remaining in the session.  SB360, sponsored by State Senator Roger Bedford (D-6), ultimately failed in committee despite having passed the full Senate earlier in session 26-2.    

Sponsored by State Representative Craig Ford (D-28), House Bill 364, the companion bill, was defeated in the House Commerce Committee by a voice vote earlier this month.  A roll call vote was requested but it was not seconded, thus defeating this important piece of legislation.

These bills would have permitted a law-abiding individual to store a firearm 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 and would have protected your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work. 

Thank you to all of the NRA members answered the call in support of these critical measures.  NRA will continue to push this issue and other Second Amendment items during the 2011 legislative session.

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Just months after pushing for the passage of Initiative 1639 to impose severe regulations on purchasing and possessing semi-automatic firearms, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has now introduced legislation that would outright ban commonly owned semi-automatic ...

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is ...

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor wants local residents to relinquish important aspects of their Second Amendment rights. If they refuse, he would have it cost them their liberty and treasure. But O’Connor himself apparently ...

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Critical Second Amendment Case

News  

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Critical Second Amendment Case

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a critical case involving the fundamental, constitutional right to travel with a firearm. The case, which is backed ...

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

In her opening day speech to state lawmakers, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called on them to pass various gun control proposals that she supported on the campaign trail and which have been filed in the ...

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

News  

Friday, January 11, 2019

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that ...

Who Are the Real Extremists?

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Who Are the Real Extremists?

NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple ...

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Anti-gun bills will be heard on January 21st at 10:00AM by the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and by the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on January 22nd at 10:00AM.

South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the South Dakota Senate passed Senate Bill 47 by a 23 to 11 vote. 

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

Friday, January 18, 2019

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

This week, the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.