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

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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.)

“Law-abiding gun owners in Alabama can already carry their guns openly without any permit. Constitutional carry would simply allow those same individuals the option to place the firearm in a purse or under a jacket without instantly becoming criminals. This legislation recognizes that it is often preferable to carry discretely rather than openly,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA spokesperson

Second Amendment supporters are invited to join NRA members and staff, and local elected officials to get more information on the legislation and how it would benefit the people of Alabama.

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NRA Legislative Town Halls

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Date: Friday, November 17th

Place: Cabela’s in Huntsville, 7090 Cabela Drive

Huntsville, AL 35801

Time: 7:00 -9:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, November 18th

Place: Hoover Tactical Firearms in Birmingham, 1561 Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, AL 35216

Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM

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A Constitutional carry bill was introduced in the 2017 Alabama Regular legislative session by state Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa.  It passed the Alabama Senate; but opponents in the Alabama House assigned it to a sub-committee where it was never acted upon.  Alabama is an open carry state where every adult citizen, who has not lost their gun rights can carry their weapons on their person openly without paying for a “pistol permit’ or concealed carry permit.  If you want to carry your handgun concealed however you must go to your sheriff’s office and apply for a permit.  The Alabama Sheriffs Association opposes constitutional carry.

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