Today, the House voted 65-37 to pass House Bill 272, the constitutional carry bill. This marks the first time that constitutional carry has passed the House. It will now move on to the Senate, which has passed similar legislation before and has also stated that they will act on it promptly. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 272.
NRA thanks lead sponsor, Rep. Shane Stringer, for introducing this legislation, Rep. Andrew Sorrell for championing constitutional carry for several years, chairman Mike Jones for his tireless work on HB 272, and the Speaker of House, Mac McCutcheon, for his exceptional leadership.
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 senator immediately and ask them to SUPPORT HB 272.
Don’t forget to forward this email to your family, friends, and fellow gun owners, and ask them to email their senator 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!