Ivey holds ceremonial bills signing for lifetime pistol permit bill

Ivey holds ceremonial bills signing for lifetime pistol permit bill

State Rep. Poncey Robertson at a bill signing with Gov. Kay Ivey. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey hosted state Rep. Proncey Robertson, R-Mount Hope, and State Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika, at a State Capitol ceremonial bill signing for legislation that allows Alabamians to acquire lifetime concealed carry firearm permits. This will allow law-abiding gun owners, who purchase the new lifetime carry permits, to avoid the inconvenience of traveling to the local sheriff’s department for frequent renewals. “Alabamians have a long and rich history of gun ownership, and we understand that allowing concealed carry makes our society a safer place in which to live, so this bill will help continue those conservative traditions,” Robertson said. “As a strong supporter of our constitutionally-guaranteed Second Amendment gun rights, I was proud to pass this legislation in the House and stand with Gov. Ivey as she ceremonially signed the bill into law.” Senate Bill 308 was sponsored by Price and carried in the House by Robertson. The legislation also streamlines the permitting process so it is handled in the same manner in each of the 67 counties rather than the haphazard, patchwork quilt of varying processes that are currently in place in which some counties do electronic background checks and some do not. Robertson noted that the one-year and five-year firearm permits will remain available, as well. Prior to his legislative service, Robertson worked for the Decatur Police Department for 24 years and remains among the agency’s most decorated officers by earning 16 medals, […]

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