Too many states, such as Washington, California, and New York, continue to infringe on their citizens’ God-given rights to self-defense, enacting gun laws that don’t stop armed criminals from committing with guns. They affect only law-abiding gun owners.
Fortunately, nearly half the states have made or are making it easier for people to protect themselves and their loved ones. The most recent are Alabama and Georgia.
According to AL.com, “Alabama residents will no longer be required to hold a permit to conceal and carry a handgun in the state after Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Thursday signed a bill effectuating the change into law.” Supporters also call it “constitutional carry,” referring to the clear intent of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In a party-line vote, Republicans heavily supported the measure with Democrats irascibly opposed. Governor Ivey said, “Unlike most states who… make it harder for law-abiding citizens, Alabama is… defending our Second Amendment rights. I have always stood up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners….”
Some law enforcement leaders such as, sadly, from the Alabama Sheriff’s Association, have spoken out against the bill. Also, Gulf Shores Police Chief Edward Delmore said, “This bill doesn’t comply with common sense.” He claimed, “No one up here is anti-Second Amendment. Some have said that. It can’t be further from the truth.”
Anti-Second Amendment activists say things just like that all the time.
Either a right “shall not be infringed,” or it is infringed. It’s a simple word and concept. Just because you don’t think you’re infringing too much, still means you’re infringing. Citing leftist, so-called, “common sense” gun laws is just another way of infringing.
Making things harder for law-abiding gun owners is logical only if you believe criminals obey gun laws. Criminals will continue to carry illegal guns and commit crimes with them. It’s on page one of Armed Criminals for Dummies.
The NRA announced its support for the measure, tweeting, “Alabamians are safer for it.” And AL.com also reported some former law enforcement officials in the state legislature supported the bill.
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