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Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Introduced

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Introduced

Yesterday, House Bill 477 was introduced to create a new lifetime carry permit option for state residents. Speaker McCutcheon, along with Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Treadaway, join this fight for a lifetime permit in Alabama, throwing their weight in as co-sponsors of this important piece of legislation. The sheriffs have already started trying to move the cost from $200 to an outrageous $500!  

Please contact House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee members TODAY and ask that they support the lifetime permit bill without amendment! Tell them any vote to increase costs is a vote against your rights. 


House Bill 477 creates a new statewide, uniform system to provide lifetime permits for qualified applicants at the cost of $200. For state residents over 65, the fee will drop to $150. Most aspects of the current permitting process will not change. Individuals interested in obtaining a lifetime permit will apply at their local sheriff’s office for a background check and to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

As law-abiding gun owners in Alabama know, we must make our voices heard loud and clear on these bills to get them passed. This is an important change to the existing permitting system that will give law-abiding gun owners the option of deciding which route is best suited for their individual self-defense needs.

Again, please tell committee members you want the option of a lifetime carry permit by supporting HB 477.

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