It's good that you are reading about the Alabama Constitution. The state constitutions are where the real protection of the citizens rests. The US
Supreme court has stated many times that state constitutions should, and often do afford more protection to the people.
Here's something to think about when considering your situation.
Your rights under our constitution are enumerated in Article I, which is named the
Declaration of Rights. Here's a link:
Read carefully section 2 and section 4, and you will see why amendments are
important to the citizens of Alabama. The last sentence in section 4 reads:
And, to guard against any encroachments on the rights herein retained, we declare that everything in this Declaration of Rights is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate.
Section 26 recognizes your right as a citizen to bear arms in defense of
yourself. The way I read it, that right cannot be encroached without an
amendment to our constitution where the people, not the government, speak.
I know what the legislature and the judges have said, but our constitution
says that any encroachments on your right to bear arms is a violation. IMO
a law cannot restrict your right to bear arms. The people must decide those
issues thru an amendment to the constitution for it to be valid. The people
of this state are the source of all power in our government. But then what
do I know, I'm just a citizen.
Sec. 2 That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free
governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for
their benefit; and that, therefore, they have at all times an
inalienable and indefeasible right to change their form of gov-
ernment in such manner as they may deem expedient."
Sec. 35 That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to
protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and pro-
perty, and when the government assumes other functions it is
usurpation and oppression."