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Alabama: House Republican Majority Moving Anti-Gun Bills

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Alabama: House Republican Majority Moving Anti-Gun Bills

The supposedly pro-gun majority in the Alabama House has scheduled committee hearings for three anti-gun bills. Please contact your state representative and demand that they stop moving House Bills 12, 28, and 234.

House Bill 12 violates Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights by making it a Class A misdemeanor for lawful citizens to not inform law-enforcement, upon request, that they are carrying or possessing firearms. 

House Bill 28 removes certain exemptions for carry permit holders in order to increase “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless against violent criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries. It also requires minors to have written permission from parents or guardians in order to transport any firearm, not just pistols as required by current law, to approved activities, such as hunter and firearm safety education courses, target shooting, shooting competitions, hunting or fishing, or military duty.

House Bill 234 goes above and beyond federal law in banning modifications to semi-automatic firearms. It also states that individuals have a duty to inspect all firearms “prior to purchasing, selling, possessing, or using” them to ensure that they are not modified in such a manner. Those in violation are deemed to have done so knowingly. In addition, it allows law-enforcement to retain custody of firearms or parts for up to 48 hours to determine if they are illegal, even in the circumstance of a simple traffic stop. What’s worse - this is being carried by a member of the Republican majority! 

Again, please contact your state representative and demand that they stop moving House Bills 12, 28, and 234.


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