Alabama – ASA and Bloomberg Fight Against Constitutional Carry

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U.S.A. -( Bobby Timmons, director of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association (ASA), is so opposed to acknowledging your inherent right-to-carry, and wants so badly to protect the revenue stream from permit fees, that he openly opposes the Second Amendment and allies with anti-gun extremists. He said in a media interview that the ASA is working with a Bloomberg-backed, national anti-gun group in order to oppose the constitutional carry legislation currently in the Alabama Legislature.

From the 1819 News article:

Timmons has claimed several times that the Second Amendment was not written to give citizens the right to carry a weapon in a concealed fashion, saying that the amendment was only written to allow citizens to have weapons to defend their homes.

Given his interpretation of the Second Amendment, 1819 News asked Timmons if ASA would support amending the Constitution to limit the Second Amendment to the possession of firearms only for the defense of a person’s home.

‘Oh yeah,’ Timmons said. ‘I’d be in favor of that. But, I mean, it would never get passed.’

“When asked if permits were a significant revenue stream for Alabama Sheriffs, Timmons conceded this was true, but stressed that any such revenue would come from permits or taxes on the public.”

Please contact your county sheriff and ask them if the ASA accurately represents their position on your Second Amendment rights.

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There is a significant portion of LEOs who believe in civilian gun rights, but there’s also a lot of them whose feelings are, “I have mine, and I don’t want you to have yours”.


There are a lot of those enforcers who say they believe in “civilian” gun rights who will follow orders to arrest people for:

  • Not registering semiautomatic rifles (like Don);
  • Not turning-in semiautomatic rifles (not sure about Don); and
  • Carrying a firearm without a license where required (most enforcers).

That is not believing in “civilian” gun rights – it’s just pretending.

If you don’t “give them lip” and if you kowtow to them, they might let you off with a bribe.


And those who claim to believe in civilian gun rights, but Just Follow Orders. Pay Uber Honor.


Wait, you mean to tell me that government thugs and ex-government thugs don’t support the 2A? I’m shocked!


Did you know there was gambling in the back room at Rick’s Cafe? 😉


Dang that sheriff Timmons is an old coot. If he was 18 when he was first quoted in the news, he’d be turning 119 this year. “From the 1819 news article:”

Guessing that was supposed to be 1918…


It is all about money.

Offer to them replacement revenue and they most likely well back it.


fire them and get new


So TRUE, when you have a state that doesn’t require a Conceal Carry Permit to carry in the state, but get a card to carry out of your state is all about who is going to get their share of that extra money and classes that you have to pay extra for!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The OLD TIT FOR TAT DEALINGS RUN RAMPANT!!!!!

John Dow

And control.


Some think that when the SHTF , the police will be on our side.
Whenever pro-gun rights freedom measures are proposed, usually it is police that are opposed. Speaks volumes.


All my posts for the last 8 days have gone on hold. Some have come off hold.

Let’s see if this one makes it.

I agree with you, but it’s even worse than you describe. When your point is made, typically a large percentage of LEOs/Ex-LEOs come out to oppose the point.

Tyranny is not possible without armed government employees who will follow almost any order to enforce laws (almost any law) against certain people.


The fact that he readily admits they are working with a Bloomberg backed anti-gun group also speaks volumes.


I agree.

My point was, there are many LEOs, Ex-LEOs, and other people who unconditionally support LE, who defend/make excuses for LEOs who push never-ending gun control.

They also support LEOs who enforce gun laws and ruin the lives of firearm owners who did nothing wrong.


there are more criminals in uniform than jail

Wild Bill

Yes, when the SHTF, the police will be on their own side. Quietly sell, get out of the cities, make alliances with your new rural neighbors.


All of them?

Wild Bill

No one can speak for “All of them.”


“Yes, when the SHTF, the police will be on their own side.” ~ Wild Bill

You didn’t qualify your remark – it included “all of them.”

Have you ever been a civilian police officer? If not, aren’t you violating your own “rule?”

Wild Bill

Ahhh, the quibble. I pass.


Make lame comments, get busted, RUN AWAY.

moe mensale

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Knute Knute

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Last edited 4 months ago by Knute Knute

For those that cringe about your statement -how corrupt they all are,
Watch the movie “Serpico” based on the true story of an honest cop.
Restrictive gun laws allow the “good guys” to accumulate great gun collections. Most citizens will surrender weapons rather than be arrested,jailed and put on trial. Not to mention all the cash and drugs they can seize without making any reports.


I got out because was afraid that would be me



Last edited 4 months ago by Russn8r

only ones to count on are me myself and I. some hunting buddies are a possibility. I have the tools and ability to make whatever I need with all the current and ex leos I know would not trust any of them. the best have road rage, and should not carry the worst are so racist I would never tell them I have black and native American friends

uncle dudley

Sounds like Timmons needs to live in New York or California where they have plenty of anti-gunners.
Why would the people of Alabama put up with this guy.