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Alabama Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate Committee

By Brent Wilson on March 5, 2020

A bill that would remove the requirement for citizens in Alabama to obtain a permit to conceal carry a firearm has passed a Senate Committee on a 6-4 vote.

The bill, SB1, was filed…

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Chilton County Becomes First 2nd Amendment Sanctuary In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on February 28, 2020

Chilton County became the first county in Alabama to declare itself a 2nd Amendment sanctuary for gun owners Tuesday.

Chilton County Commissioners joined a growing national movement in which counties are declaring themselves Second…

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Concealed Carry Supporters Slam Alabama Sheriffs Association

By Brent Wilson on February 27, 2020

A large gun-rights organization in Alabama is taking to social media to call for opposition to three bills filed in Alabama that would create a centralized database of citizens that are approved for a concealed…

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AL Sheriffs Release Statement On Changes To Concealed Carry Permits

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2020

In the past 13 months, Alabamians have encountered a terrible onslaught of violent conduct towards law enforcement officers. We have suffered a record seven deaths of law enforcement officers in Alabama alone as a result…

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Bradley Byrne Is A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Statewide Candidate

By Brent Wilson on January 31, 2020 | Opinion

Bradley Byrne could have spent the remainder of his life soaking up a $174,000 a year taxpayer-funded salary just a few miles from Alabama’s gorgeous beaches.

All he had to do was run for…

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Guns and Socialism

By Jacob Morrison on January 27, 2020

An interview with an organizer from the Socialist Rifle Association

The conversation around guns is a heated one in the United States. 

It’s true that it hasn’t always been. In fact, until 2008, as a…

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Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

By Clete Wetli on September 2, 2019 | Opinion

Indeed, if mental illness was to blame for mass shootings, then other countries would have the same issues we face in the Unites States.

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Alabama Gun Worship Must End

By Clete Wetli on August 5, 2019 | Opinion

So, instead of recognizing the obvious epidemic and widespread carnage of growing gun violence, Alabama politicians keep pushing bills to make gun ownership easier and less accountable. In fact, the cliché of all clichés in Alabama is to watch a conservative campaign ad with the candidate firing a gun.

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How Many Alabamians Need to Die Before We Regulate Guns?

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2019 | Opinion

How many people in Alabama need to die before we have a real debate about these issues? Right now, Republicans won’t even acknowledge the problem, much less discuss it.

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