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AL: Concealed-carry bill holstered for now
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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When it comes to regulating firearms, Alabama really doesn’t have much common sense.

This week, there was a spark, albeit a small one, in the Senate Tourism Committee. The committee rejected a bill, sponsored by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, that would have allowed residents to carry concealed weapons legally without a permit.

This was a bad idea from the outset, but the gun culture in Alabama loved it. No longer would the gun lovers have to pay their local sheriff for a carry permit. While the fee for the permit isn’t prohibitive, the supporters of so-called “constitutional carry” believe their right to carry and hide their weapons is covered under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
 

Comment by: Stripeseven (4/26/2019)
Constitutional Rights are to be served by the state, not suppressed by it. No law abiding citizen should be charged a license fee for, and taxed by the State, in order to exercise a Freedom granted by the Federal Constitution.
 

Comment by: jac (4/26/2019)
This bill would only remove the burden of paying a fee to obtain a license to carry. It does not grant carry privileges to prohibited persons that in many cases ignore the law and carry guns anyway.

Constitutional carry has not been a problem in any of the 12 or so states that have already passed it and it would not be a problem in Alabama.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (4/26/2019)
According to this schmoe, rights are only rights if the government ALLOWS them to be.
 

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