Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 to advance Senate Bill 308 without amendment to the full Senate for further consideration. It creates a new lifetime carry permit option for state residents at $200. The sheriffs are expected to continue their attempts to raise the cost to $500. Please contact your state senator 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 your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT SB 308 without amendment.