The NRA hosting two town halls on permitless carry in Huntsville, Birmingham

November 17, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is hosting two Legislative town hall meetings in Alabama to kick off a push for state legislation that would allow law-abiding Alabamians to carry a firearm without a government permit. The first town hall will be in Huntsville on Friday, Nov. 17. The second town hall will be in Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Constitutional or permitless carry is already the law in 12 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. (Montana allows permitless carry for all areas outside city limits – 99.4 percent of the state.)

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It’s time to squash America’s irrational love of guns

November 6, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

When did it become cool to own a bunch of guns?

This is the thing that has always escaped me in the never-ending gun debate: Just when in the hell did owning a gun make you the macho, cool guy?

For most of my early life, growing up in the South, where pretty much everyone owned a shotgun and rifle for hunting, I didn’t know a soul who owned a bunch of handguns or assault rifles. Oh, our dads and granddads had revolvers that were kept in underwear drawers, with bullets that were stored somewhere in the house.

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Stalnaker tells Republican women to stop spreading fake news

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 Republican strategist Angie Horn Stalnaker told the Alabama Federation of Republican Women that conservatives lose credibility when they share fake news in their social media, speeches and conversations.

“Fake news is not a story you do not like. It is not an op ed you don’t like. The uncomfortable news is that we, as southern women, we created fake news. We call it gossip. Fake news is simply something that is not true. In the word of social media fake news has taken off. It was conservatives who created, popularized and spread fake news on the internet,” Stalnaker said.

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Moore addresses Madison County Republicans

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed the Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala at the Jackson Center in Research Park.  Moore discussed the Senate race and his views on God.

“I have always admired this part of the state,” Moore said.  “It is so innovative.  I got to go through the Remington factory.  I saw more guns today than I saw in the military.”

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Our gun culture kills and kills again

October 12, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Once again, a mass shooting. A man using guns he shouldn’t have been able to legally obtain gunned down nearly 600 people at a music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 before taking his own life in his 32nd floor hotel room 300 yards away.

I’m already hearing the conspiracy theories – that no single person could fire that many hundreds – thousands? – of rounds by himself. That more people had to be involved. That no law would have prevented this individual from obtaining the semi-automatic weapons he acquired and turned into automatic weapons.

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2018 Legislative Session just 92 days away

October 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Halloween is not here yet, and most people are just beginning their Christmas shopping list. That said, it is time to begin preparing for the 2018 Legislative Session. The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature begins early this year so that the members can go out and campaign ahead of the June 5, 2018 major party primaries.

This Session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, and must end no later than Monday, April 23, 2018 at midnight. If both Houses pass both the Education (ETF) and State General Fund budgets, they can leave earlier than that.

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Nice times are over in gun debate

October 3, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

This will not be nice.

We’ve tried nice. I’ve tried nice.

Nice doesn’t work. Neither does common sense or facts.

I’ve tried all of those too. A bunch of us have.

And still, 59 people were slaughtered, nearly 600 shot or otherwise severely injured by a man using weapons that are stone cold legal for him to carry around the Vegas strip any day of the week.
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Alabama leaders react to Las Vegas mass shooting

October 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On the night of Sunday, October 1, 2017, a 64-year-old heavily armed gunman opened concentrated fire on an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, approximately 450 yards away.  Alabama leaders responded to the tragedy, which is the most horrific mass shooting in modern American history.

“This morning America woke up to heartbreaking news out of Las Vegas,” U.S Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said in an email to constituents. “As of now at least 58 people have lost their lives and 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowded outdoor concert. I am sure the story will continue to develop, but right now we should all be thinking about those who are hurt and the families who have lost loved ones. My family and I will be praying for everyone impacted by this atrocious act of violence.”

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Roy Moore makes final appeal to voters

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore made a final attempt to reach the voters of Alabama in a speech on Monday in which he denounced the moneyed establishment forces that have poured a fortune into his opponent’s Senate campaign. Moore held a final Get Out The Vote rally in Fairhope, Alabama, with special guests including Brietbart News Executive Chairman Steven Bannon; Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson; Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage; state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose; former gubernatorial candidate Siran Stacy; and state Auditor Jim Zeigler.

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Brooks, Moore, Pittman attend candidate forum in Northport

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 17, 2017, three challengers to US Senator Luther Strange debated at Billy’s Grill in Northport before a full crowd of 150. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and state Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all participated in the forum. The forum was co-sponsored by BamaCarry and the Alabama Republican Assembly.

Sen. Trip Pittman said, “I am a businessman.  I have a tractor and equipment business in Baldwin County.  My Grandfather, JD Pittman, had a tractor business here in the 50s.”
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