This group is the facebook extension of the newly forming Alabama Firearm Rights Association, a pro-2nd amendment organization interested in Civilian and Law Enforcement education about Alabama firearms law and safety as well as the pursuit of legislation designed to clarify current Alabama gun laws and to further the right of the citizens of this great state to keep and bear arms for defense and/or sporting purposes. Though many people assume that Alabama is a "gun-friendly" state because of Southern culture, this is not always the case. A quick glance over the Code of Alabama will quickly bring anyone to the realization that AL gun laws are confusing, vague, contradictory, or downright ignored by Law Enforcement personell.
Our organization is in its infancy. We have a very small member base scattered all over the state. We are a group whose founders range from age 19 to 50. We come from different backgrounds and occupations. The one thing we have in common is that we all believe that the right to bear arms is of utmost importance. All Alabama residents interested in preserving your God given right to keep and bear firearms are welcome.
We do not discriminate based on the type/intended purpose of a particular kind of firearm. In a rural state like Alabama, there are many gun owners who are only interested in sporting guns (deer rifles, shotguns, etc...). The Alabama Firearm Rights Association believes that private citizens have as much right to own and use an AR-15 tactical rifle as they do to own a Remington 870 Shotgun. We are interested in upholding the premise of UNINFRINGED firearm ownership.
Alabama Firearm Rights Assocation in no way supports efforts to legalize gun ownership for convicted felons, drug addicts, habitual drunkards, the mentally ill, illegal immigrants, or any other group that it has been deemed unlawful to possess firearms.
Though much of our efforts are currently focused on the issue of Open Carry of handguns in this state, this is not our only focus. Our group is dedicated to furthering all aspects of the pro-firearm agenda. If you live in Alabama, own firearms, and believe in the Constitution of the United States, you will find yourself in good company as a member of our group.
While the founders of our group are extremely serious about Alabama gun laws and are as knowledgeable as we can be, we ARE NOT LAWYERS. We CANNOT provide you with legal advice, and the legal information provided by us should be verified by the recipient by reading the laws yourself or by contacting a licensed attorney.