AL Anti-2A Sheriffs Take Advantage of COVID-19 Shutdown

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The Alabama Capitol Building where lawmakers adjourned without a definite return date. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On May 18th, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2020 session.  During this session, sheriffs attempted at every turn to derail NRA-supported Senate bill 47 and House Bill 39, bills to improve your right to self-defense by creating the option of a lifetime carry permit.  The Alabama Sheriff’s Association even attempted to push legislation to create a new central “repository” of all concealed carry permits without providing any benefit to citizens.

Though the COVID-19 crisis stalled efforts to pass these important self-defense bills, it did highlight a glaring need for them.  As countless citizens around the country sought to exercise their Second Amendment rights by purchasing firearms, the spike in NICS background checks overwhelmed the system, creating significant delays.  Alabama’s carry permit was previously a bypass to NICS, allowing permittees to purchase firearms from dealers without this delay, but ATF pulled Alabama’s exemption last year after an investigation revealed that sheriffs were handing out permits to prohibited persons without conducting the required checks.  If you are a law-abiding citizen with a permit who had a background check delayed, you have every right to ask questions and demand answers.

During a meeting on the lifetime permit bills this year, one sheriff actually said “we never wanted that anyway” when it was pointed out that the NRA-supported bills would provide the potential fix to the NICS background check bypass that was stripped from permit holders.  What this sheriff obviously meant was they never wanted law-abiding permittees to have the background check exemption in the first place.  Again, some sheriffs will not fight to defend your rights, but instead, they will scheme to destroy your freedom to protect their power, control, and money.

During this offseason, it is imperative that you talk with your legislator and ensure they understand your expectations: SUPPORT the NRA backed lifetime permit bills which offer a pathway to get the NICS exemption back.  DO NOT allow the Sheriffs to institute their own plan and sidestep law-abiding gun owners in Alabama again!



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GreatGuns
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GreatGuns

NRA,
How about a list of these despicable Sheriffs and the counties they work for?

Ltbdb
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Ltbdb

As a lifetime resident of Alabama and holder of a concealed carry permit for 45 of those years I have seen how corrupt the permit system is in this state. The amount charged varies from county to county and the money generated from issuing the permits is kept by the individual county sheriff and goes into their discretionary spending funds. No room for corruption there! We need a state issued permit if we are going to continue a permit system. Better yet, constitutional carry! That will never happen as long as the Sheriff’s Association has the political clout it currently… Read more »

Watch um
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Watch um

Sad that the Sheriff’s association hold sway over our state. Each sheriff should stick to enforcement of the US constitution and the state constitution and arresting criminals.
The sheriff of my country were to turn against the second amendment he would no longer be a friend of mine

Doszap
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Doszap

Breaks my heart to see Anti Gun Sheriffs pulling this shit, they need to be REMOVED from office come election time.

Choogie
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Choogie

If you are an American Citizen it is your dutyt to vote for your own sheriff and there are an awful lot of people that don’t give it a second thought as to who they vote for when it comes to voting for their sheriff. Every Sheriff should be vetted by the people whom the sheriff serves and it should be known if the sheriff to be voted on will defend your rights. Not just the second amendment, but all of your rights AND should he omit any of your rights you need to find one that will stand up… Read more »

macdog
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macdog

I spent some time in Alabama years back, beautiful state, full of good people. Sounds like these sheriffs have forgotten their constitutional oath of office. In doing so they should be removed from office ( via vote or recall) with the label of Carpet Bagger attached.

Will
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Will

@macdog,forgetting their oaths of office to uphold the Constitution is not just a problem in AL. That seems to be an epidemic all around our country!

cokid
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cokid

They should list the names of the sheriff’s so everyone will know and vote them out of office

Baldwin
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Baldwin

Is Wayne gone yet?

USA
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USA

No, he is taking lessons on how to pick Gold fillings out of the teeth of patriots.

Watch um
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Watch um

No he is not gone and will not be gone, are you a member of the NRA ? If not you don’t have a say in the matter

Baldwin
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Baldwin

Left the NRA and won’t be back until Wayne is gone. That was my say in the matter…while you’re bullsh!tting.

Will
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Will

@Baldwin,scumbag and thief LaPierre has destroyed the former NRA way beyond any repair and he knows it! He’s just riding the train and stealing as much as possible until he reaches the end of the track.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@Watch um
First amendment anyone ?

BobD
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BobD

He probably never heard of it; sounds like a fan boy of WLP.