Alabama: Allowing lifetime permits dies with yearly session

The Alabama yearly legislative session ended this week. Along with that, a bill, sponsored by the NRA, died as well. The bill would have allowed gun owners to purchase lifetime permits. Their criminal record would never have to be checked again.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎 Dislike

March 28, 2020

Alabama: Ignoring public safety, gun stores to remain open

Republican Governor Kay Ivey didn’t include gun stores in the businesses that must shut down during the pandemic emergency. She ignored public safety for two reasons:

  • The purpose of closing businesses is to stop the virus spread. Every type of business she leaves open increases the spread of the virus.
  • Gun groups try to frighten citizens into fears of public panic. The subtle message they use is, you need a gun to protect your family from those desperate for food. Now is the perfect time to frighten the public to buy more guns, but they need the gun business to churn away as normal to sell those guns.

March 12, 2020

Alabama: State Representative to vote soon on guns for life

The Alabama House of Representative is expected to vote soon on whether to give out lifetime firearm carry permits for life. Alabama is very near the top in gun deaths per 100,000 people. This will only increase if it passes.

NRA strategy

The NRA is fighting county sheriff on this bill because the sheriffs know it will make their jobs more dangerous. This is a political effort by the NRA and other pro-gun fanatical groups just to make gun ownership easier.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎 Dislike

Action

Please call or email the office of your Mississippi State Representative. Ask for opposition to HB 39, the lifetime gun permit.


  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Common Cause.
  • Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible. Make sure you include your full name and address.

March 10, 2020

Alabama: House committee hearing on handing out lifetime permits

The Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee just scheduled a hearing for tomorrow, Mar 11, on an unsafe NRA bill. The bill proposes handing out lifetime firearm carry permits. The effort is entirely aimed at making gun ownership easier.

NRA strategy

The NRA just notified members of the hearing and asked them to contact committee members in support of the bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎 Dislike

Action

The hearing schedule is:

March 11th at 9AM in Room 206
11 South Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36130

Please call or email the office of Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, 334-261-0550. Urge the committee to oppose House Bill 39. It is an unsafe practice to give lifetime gun permits to everyone, including criminals, just for the convenience of gun owners.


  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Common Cause.
  • Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible. Make sure you include your full name and address.

February 17, 2020

Alabama: Unsafe lifetime gun carry permit progresses

Yesterday, March 5, the Senate Committee on Judiciary passed a bill to create a lifetime gun carry permit. A person can turn dangerous, but the license will still be good. The bill now moves to the full senate for a vote.

NRA strategy

The NRA failures throughout the country make a success important to them. They NRA alerted their users: “We must make our voices heard loud and clear on this bill to get it passed.” The bill makes Alabama even more unsafe, but the NRA told their members it gives them the “option of deciding which route is best suited for their individual self-defense needs.”

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎 Dislike

Action

 

Please call or email the office of your Alabama State Senator. Ask them to oppose SB 47.


February 27, 2020

Alabama: Upcoming hearing on lifetime gun permit

The Senate Committee on Judiciary meeting on Senate Bill 47 is now scheduled for March 4th.

NRA strategy to fight gun safety

The NRA alerted their members to attend the hearing and contact the Senate Committee on Judiciary and ask them to support SB 47. Our gun sense subscribers already were alerted to make these calls several weeks ago.

 The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎

Action

If possible, please attend the hearing of the Senate Committee on Judiciary on March 4th:

March 4th at 2:30PM in Room 825
11 South Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36130


February 27, 2020

Alabama: Sheriffs need help opposing the NRA

Alabama consistently ranks in the top one or two states for the most gun deaths per person in the country. Instead of submitting gun safety legislation, Republican legislators desire to offer lifetime gun permits.

NRA strategy

Apparently, the NRA prizes lifetime gun permits. But the Sheriffs of Alabama counties oppose this legislation. So, the NRA alerted their members to call their Sheriff and ask for opposition to this bill. Gun control supporters need to support their Sheriff in their stand against this bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎

Action

Please call the Alabama Sheriffs Association (334-264-7827) and the office of your County Sheriff. Ask them to oppose HB 39/SB 47. A regular renewal of gun licenses is important to confirm the person’s background check.

  • To find your County Sheriff’s phone, enter your address at Who are My Representatives.
  • Make sure you include your full name and address. Adding simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible.

February 21, 2020

Alabama: Upcoming hearing on pro-gun fanatic’s bill

The Alabama Senate Committee on Judiciary has scheduled a hearing for February 26th on whether to allow gun licenses for life. Obtaining a gun license in Alabama, one of the most dangerous state to live in, is easy. Now, the NRA wants to make this easy to get license, good for life. No matter that the person turns dangerous.

The NRA asked all their Alabama members to contact the committee and urge them to support this bill. The reason: because it is something “citizens in other states enjoy.” Those advocating for gun violence prevention should counteract the power of pro-gun fanatics and make advocate themselves against this bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 allows gun owners the option of a lifetime gun permit. No matter how criminal or mentally unstable they should become, they’ll always have that permit. 👎

Action

Please call or email the office the Chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee. His name is Senator Cam Ward, 334-261-0886, cam@camward.com. Urge the committee to oppose Senate Bill 47 offer gun licenses for life. Alabama has one of the highest gun rates in the country. This law makes the state even less safe to live in.


January 31, 2020

Alabama: Gun groups wants lifetime gun permits

A new bill is before the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 39/SB 47 would allow someone to request a concealed weapons permit for life. Currently, the license is valid for only five years.

Concealed weapons permits are easy to obtain in Alabama. That is why the state is always among the top ten states for gun deaths in the country. Yet Republican legislator’s want to eliminate the five-year renewal requirement. This is for the convenience of gun owners. Future criminals can then buy guns at gun shows with a valid license and no background check.

The NRA asked their members to contact committee members supporting this bill. A call to your own Senators and Representative for gun control would help oppose the pro-gun people.

The bill

  • House Bill 39/Senate Bill 47 would gun owners to get a lifetime gun permit. 👎

Action

Please help headoff this bill. Call or email the office of your Alabama State Senator and State Representative. Ask them to oppose HB 39/SB 47.

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