Hooray for constitutional carry! One by one, the states are becoming a part of the permit less carry party! Now Alabama senate is considering a bill that will add them to the growing list.
Supporters say the bill removes a barrier to a Constitutional right while opponents say it could endanger law enforcement officers and take revenue from sheriff’s departments.
Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said he can see both sides of the argument, but said his department puts public safety first.
“We’re always going to put public safety first and there’s a lot of concern about individuals being able to carry guns without background checks,” Thomas said.
Local resident Angi Stalnaker, spokesperson for pro-second-amendment organization Bama Carry, said the bill will not affect background checks.
“In Alabama when you purchase a gun, a background check is done at the time of purchase,” Stalnaker said. “This bill would not change that.”
Is your state a constitutional carry state? What do you think about it?