I recently read an article in the NRA's "America's 1st Freedom” where the NRA-ILA succeeded in its efforts to see Iowa sign legislation to become a "Shall Issue" state. I am curious to know if the NRA is working on similar legislation in other states, specifically Alabama.
Currently, Alabama is a “may issue” state, placing the burden on the citizen to provide justification for, and prove their worthiness to, exercise our constitutional right to bear arms. Being a “may issue” state, allows the local Sheriffs (permit issuing authorities) too great an authority to potentially deny permits to otherwise law abiding citizens in the pursuit of concealed carry permits. This allows the local issuing authorities the ability to use these permits as leverage preventing citizens’ full participation in our local political processes.
As a member of the NRA, I would ask that the organization help pass legislation in Alabama similar to that passed in Iowa in order to insure that all of our law abiding citizens are able to exercise our Second Amendment rights.