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The Alabama Sheriffs Association is facing intense public backlash after they came out against Constitutional Carry.

The Alabama Sheriffs Association(ASA) claimed that Constitutional Carry would increase the amount of crime in the state of Alabama and stop individuals from obtaining permits voluntarily. 

These claims by the ASA were refuted by the National Association for Gun Right(NAGR). NAGR pointed out that the states that are currently regarded as being the safest in America are also states that have implemented Constitutional Carry. The group has also retained its position that Constitutional Carry has had no impact on the acquisition of permits.

As reported by Yellow Hammer:

“For far too long the Alabama legislature has done nothing to restore gun rights which have been unconstitutionally taxed and regulated,” he added. “But we’ve made passing Constitutional Carry into law our number one priority in state legislatures all around the country — and we’ll keep lobbying in Alabama until it’s done.”

In conjunction with its lobbying efforts, the gun rights group has also taken aim at the Alabama Sheriffs Association (ASA) which has stated its public dissension to constitutional carry legislation.

“It’s sad that certain sheriffs are actually fighting against restoring gun rights to law-abiding Alabamians,” stated Brown. “Constitutional Carry laws simply recognize what we all know to be true – that the government should not force you to get a permit in order to carry a handgun.”

Constitutional Carry has been on the forefront of debate for many Republicans and 2A activists across the country; the position taken by the Alabama Sheriffs Association was taken  only after Alabama Republicans promised to move on Constitutional Carry in the upcoming legislative session. Police groups have generally been against the idea of Constitutional Carry for a while now, so it should have been no surprise that these law enforcement groups are squaring off against the measure in this state.

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William Clifton McKinley
William Clifton McKinley
8 days ago

It’s our God given and our forefathers right to protect ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic.

Jim
Jim
8 days ago

Seeing more and more domestic ones pop up every day.

Gary
Gary
6 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Yea! they live in the White House.

cc cc
cc cc
3 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Yep, they are Democrats like Antifa and BLM.

Kent
3 days ago
Reply to  cc cc

and that overload of $luts in the house and not just the house in DC !!

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
8 days ago

There is right and there is wrong.
This time the County Sheriffs are wrong.

Gregory Duda
7 days ago

You need to look at both sides of this in Pa in the area i live in you go to the courthouse and the sheriff oks your carry permit some problem individuals with anger drug or alcohol issues may not be ever formally charged and are known to that area’s law enforcement and may never make it in the system when a background ck is done.I for one don’t want a individual like that in possession of a firearm.DUDA

Old Garand Dad
Old Garand Dad
7 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

I have performed services in many PA LE facilities, including HSA, airports, schools, etc. One cannot enter such facility without being disarmed, of all metal, and, weapons. The same is true in surrounding states, like De, MD, VA, NJ, NY, etc.

Even with constitutional carry, there are still restrictions on where one may possess a firearm.

Chris D’Angelo
Chris D’Angelo
2 days ago
Reply to  Old Garand Dad

Yes, all the states where tyrannical power is wielded with glee by the corrupt. Shall not be infringed ! Show me in the constitution where this is legal.

Gary
Gary
6 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

Permits have always been optional for criminals!

ALSCV
ALSCV
4 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

Law abiding citizens observe the law; criminals do not and will not. Liberals know this and only ant to restrict guns for everyone, yet the criminals will still have firearms, making the citizens vulnerable to harm.

DetroitDom
3 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

Greg – criminals have NO regard for laws, much less gun laws. Anyone with problems who wants to use his gun to commit a crime will eventually end up dead or in prison. Yes, he may use the weapon against someone else, but he could do the same with a different item like a knife or hammer.

Dennis K
Dennis K
2 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

The one time I went into the Washington, Pa courthouse to apply for a permit I was told the sheriff wasn’t seeing anyone for that reason.

Chris D’Angelo
Chris D’Angelo
2 days ago
Reply to  Gregory Duda

Shall not be infringed, means just what it says ! Not only are we “ possibly allowed “ by tyrants to keep and bear arms but they make us pay to them to “allow”us to exercise our rights

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
7 days ago

??? why its needed now more Today than ever

Gary
Gary
6 days ago

There are fewer cops on the job. So! the citizen has to protect himself and his family and property. Thank you, Brandon.

Major Tom
6 days ago

Jesus said….”If you do not own a sword…..sell your cloak and buy one…..”

Gary
Gary
6 days ago
Reply to  Major Tom

This is good advice the problem is I had to sell my cloak to buy food! Does someone have a rusty old shotgun that they can let me have?

ALSCV
ALSCV
4 days ago
Reply to  Major Tom

Correct nd Jesus knew the hrm people of his day and today would experience.

Tom Filklenwarth
Tom Filklenwarth
6 days ago

The ASA say they are against it because it will increase crime. They are actually against it because the permit fees provide a pool of unaccountable funds they can use any way they see fit. Sort of like taking the state funds to feed prisoners in the county jail, feeding them the cheapest thing possible, and pocketing the difference.

WarEagle82
WarEagle82
5 days ago

As an Auburn grad, and a CHP holder, it is terribly disappointing to see this association come out against constitutional rights. Studies prove that citizens who can defend themselves from violent felons deter crime.

Deal with criminals and leave law-abiding citizens to peaceably enjoy all their rights.

Richard Row
Richard Row
4 days ago

It is a nationwide phenomenon. Lawmen’s associations are against constitutional carry. Individual lawmen, and women, support it. They know they can’t be everywhere. I was a medical provider and took care of a number of injured cops. I made a point of asking them how they felt about concealed carry, and they unanimously supported it.

cc cc
cc cc
3 days ago

I stay armed and our second amendment is my permit. The Alabama sheriff Asso can go pound sand, I don’t need their permission.

cc cc
cc cc
3 days ago

A government issued gun permit is a big step toward government gun confiscation. It lets the tyrants in power know where the guns are. Don’t register all your guns with the government, if any at all.

Labrat
Labrat
3 days ago
Reply to  cc cc

That is why I build my own, no 4473!

Chris D’Angelo
Chris D’Angelo
2 days ago
Reply to  cc cc

This is what people don’t understand, the second they have any authority at all they start to petition to grow that authority until they have full control. How can they change you a fee to exercise your rights. That is specifically forbidden in the Constitution as I recall.

richard Manfredi
3 days ago

Less guns for citizens; more crime for citizens, AND MORE SHERIFFS AND DEPUTIES.

DetroitDom
3 days ago

PEOPLE OF ALABAMA – REMEMBER THIS – SHERIFFS ARE VOTED IN (OR OUT) BY THE PEOPLE!!

Get rid of the anti-2nd Amendment folks.

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