I am up for it. You'll all have to be patient of my typing though.
I would rather it be the Alabama Association for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Alabama Gun Owners Association just sounds like a bunch of collectors.
A bit "long winded" for me.....
The primary things I would like to see a group do are:
A. Elimination of 13a-11-52
While that would be nice, it would require that the legislature repeal it....I just can't see that happening anytime soon.
All that is really needed in regards to sec. 52 is for LE to understand that it doesn't apply to OC nor to PL holders....period...problem solved.
B. Have a shall issue law on the books that removes the qualified or unqualified license language.
The intent would be to strengthen State firearm law preemption.
Please cite what you're talking about.....are you refering to an "unrestricted or qualified" license?
Every PL I've seen has been"unrestricted"....with sheriff imposed restrictions on the back of course....again, IMHO, another LE misunderstanding of the law.
Shall issue would be nice but.....I don't believe a PL can be denied without a VALID reason under current law.....at least according to an AG opinion.
I can't see how preemption could be any stronger.....sec. 11-45-1.1 states "The entire subject matter of handguns is reserved to the State Legislature"
C. Organize voluntary training classes for the public in order to increase awareness of Alabamians Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
While not a top prority in my view, maybe we could get some benifit from training facilities....like discounts for members or maybe a percentage for referrals to be put into a legel defense fund etc.
Promotion of firearms use and ownership. (safety, sport shooting, hunting, etc...)
Promotion of the understanding of Alabama firearms laws by Civilians and LE alike
IMHO, this should be first prority......