Last week, Attorney General Luther Strange testified before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. The Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), heard testimony on a wide variety of firearm-related issues, including President Obama's recent Executive Order. During his testimony, Attorney General Strange rebuked President Obama's recent attempt to "intimidate and frighten law-abiding citizens" through unilateral executive actions that constitute an "unwarranted assault on the Second Amendment." As Attorney General Strange succinctly stated, "limiting the ability of responsible citizens to buy a gun will not keep criminals from getting one."
Attorney General Strange correctly highlighted what law-abiding gun owners have lamented for years: President Obama seems more concerned with making it harder for law-abiding individuals to obtain firearms than the criminals he refuses to prosecute. Attorney General Strange, the chief law-enforcement officer in Alabama, related that many of the law-enforcement officers he spoke to reject further interference with your Second Amendment rights. He states, "the law enforcement officers in my state, and I dare say around the country, believe these actions will not have a meaningful impact." Instead of bypassing Congress and taking unilateral executive action, Attorney General Strange provided his own three-part solution, "Number one: Enforce the laws already on the books. Number two: Prosecute criminals for gun-related crimes. Number three: Stop releasing violent criminals from jail before their sentences are completed."
Please contact Attorney General Luther Strange's office and thank him for supporting law-abiding Alabamians' Right to Keep and Bear Arms. You can reach Attorney General Strange at 334-242-7300 or by clicking here.