Speaker Mac McCutcheon: As Biden attempts to roll back Second Amendment freedoms, Alabama House Republicans stand in the breach to protect them

Speaker Mac McCutcheon: As Biden attempts to roll back Second Amendment freedoms, Alabama House Republicans stand in the breach to protect them

As President Biden prepares this week to sign a number of sweeping and unconstitutional gun control executive orders and announces his appointment of a committed anti-gun activist to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, it is the proper time to reflect upon the past and ongoing efforts that Alabama House Republicans have taken to protect the Second Amendment freedoms of our state’s citizens. Just this week, we passed legislation carried in the House by State Rep. Proncey Robertson (R-Mount Hope) that allows Alabamians to acquire lifetime conceal/carry firearm permits, which saves the trouble and inconvenience of having to travel to the local sheriff’s office and reapply each time a current permit expires. The bill also allows law enforcement officers to better protect our families by providing tools to identify convicted felons and other individuals who have had to surrender their gun rights after judges ruled they pose a danger to the public. Another bill currently being considered in the House is the “Alabama Firearms Protection Act,” which is sponsored by State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Mobile) and seeks to shield Alabamians from state or local government enforcement of overreaching federal firearms laws. Under the provisions of Stringer’s proposed legislation, state and local government agencies would be prohibited from enforcing any presidential executive order or unconstitutional federal law that “regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories.” It further prohibits any state elected official or government employee from enforcing such orders, laws and also protects […]

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