Today, Senator Randy Price (R-13) introduced Senate Bill 308, to create a new lifetime carry permit option for state residents. A similar bill was introduced in the House last week, but pressure by the sheriffs resulted in a house committee increasing the cost from $200 to $500. In SB 308, the cost for a lifetime permit is $200. Please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to SUPPORT SB 308 without amendment.
Senate Bill 308 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 contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 308 without amendment.