New legislation signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will allow a Birmingham megachurch, its affiliated school, and a private school right here in Madison County to set up their own police forces. The officers will be certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
On Friday, the pro-Second Amendment group BamaCarry revoked state Sen. Randy Price’s, R-Opelika, membership in the group. The group took action against Price, because he voted against a Senate bill that would have allowed Alabama residents to carry their handguns in their vehicles and concealed on their person without purchasing a concealed carry permit from their country sheriff.
AL HB 265, The Gun Violence Protective Order Act, sponsored by State Rep. Merika Coleman, is the kind of a no-brainer, sensible legislation that Alabama should have had on the books years ago to prevent people who are an imminent danger to themselves or others from owning firearms. Yet, the Second Amendment extremists are up in arms because they think that it might deprive some folks of their God-given sacred right to own a firearm if someone files a false allegation.
The Alabama legislature is considering a bill that would allow people to be stripped of their right to purchase or possess guns if they are deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others.
A legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly defeated legislation that would abolish Alabama's requirement to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.
Increasing penalties against people possessing a stolen firearm could face an obstacle from state lawmakers weary of Alabama’s overcrowded prisons, the bill’s sponsor said Monday.
A new poll shows that the majority of Alabamians support the state’s current system on guns, which requires people to undergo a background check to obtain a permit to carry a concealed, loaded handgun in public.
State sheriffs on Wednesday opposed legislation backed by gun rights groups that would allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without obtaining a state permit.
Alabama lawmakers debated two very different gun regulation bills on Wednesday. One would eliminate the need for permits in order to carry a concealed weapon; the other allows for the court-ordered removal of weapons from someone who is considered to be dangerous.
The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing Wednesday for House Bill 265, which would allow a court to order law enforcement to seize a person’s guns if there is evidence that they are a danger to themselves or the community.
Mobile City Council members voted Tuesday to approve an amended consent resolution regarding Class 2 municipalities such as Mobile to adopt reasonable regulations to prevent the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles.
On March 21, Coleman introduced HB265, also known as the Gun Violence Protective Order Act. If passed, this law would prohibit individuals who are found by the court to be a legitimate threat to themselves or others from owning, possessing, using, or receiving a firearm for up to one year.
Dozens of people came to the statehouse to oppose a bill that would rid Alabamians of a requirement to obtain a pistol permit before concealed carrying a firearm.
Mobile city officials continued Tuesday to debate how to best approach a rash of gun thefts from unlocked vehicles at a time of rising gun-related violence.