Today, the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted 8-5 to pass House Bill 272, the constitutional carry bill. It will now advance to the House floor, where it will be considered tomorrow morning. The House still needs to first approve a budget isolation resolution (BIR) for it. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT a BIR for HB 272, decline any amendments, and also SUPPORT it on the floor.
Constitutional carry strengthens Alabamians’ right to self-defense by allowing any law-abiding adult who is at least 21-years-old and legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without red tape, delays, or fees. It does not change who is eligible to obtain a carry permit. It also does not affect previously issued permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Alabama’s permits, to do so.
Again, please contact your state representative immediately. Ask them to SUPPORT a BIR for HB 272, decline any amendments, and also SUPPORT it on the floor.
Don’t forget to forward this email to your family, friends, and fellow gun owners and ask them to email the committees also, respectfully urging them to SUPPORT HB 272. Alabama needs all its law-abiding gun-owners and Second Amendment supporters to help HB 272 continue to move through the legislative process to the Governor’s desk!