By Tom Knighton
The state of Alabama loves its guns. They’re not the most pro-gun state, but they are definitely on the list, that’s for sure.
As such, it’s not surprising that a number of pro-gun bills have been filed for this upcoming legislative cycle in the state. One of which is constitutional carry, which I figure has a high likelihood of passing.
However, there are a couple of other bills that, if they pass, will put them squarely at odds with the federal government.
Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 7 would both create the Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act. This act would prohibit state law enforcement from enforcing any federal law, or other legislation, regarding the regulation of firearms, firearm accessories or ammo. The bills would also set up penalties for whatever agency violates the proposed bill. The penalty for a first offense is a class C misdemeanor with a fine no less than $500 or more than $5,000. For all other offenses, it is a class B misdemeanor with a fine no less than $1,000 or more than $7,000.
In other words, it’ll be much like Missouri’s law that went into effect earlier this year…