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AL Senate Bill #3 - Constitutional Carry
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:10:16 PM »
Friends,
 
Alabama Senate Bill 3 (Constitutional Carry) is back. It has been twice blocked in the House by two Republican representatives: Farley and Treadaway.  Their tactic has been to prevent this bill from leaving committee for a vote in the House.
 
Farley and Treadaway have been sucking up to the Alabama Sheriff's Association. The ASA opposes this measure because pistol permit fees are a zero-accountability slush fund for individual sheriffs. This is NOT a public safety issue, this is a Constitutional Rights issue.
 
Please contact Farley and Treadaway. Let them know what you think about Constitutional Carry.  Be respectful.
 
allen.treadaway@alhouse.gov
334-242-7685
 
allenfarley@bellsouth.net
334-242-7767
 
Information on the Bill: https://legiscan.com/AL/bill/SB3/2018
 

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Re: AL Senate Bill #3 - Constitutional Carry
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 12:32:38 PM »
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Re: AL Senate Bill #3 - Constitutional Carry
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 01:05:17 PM »
The ASA opposes this measure because pistol permit fees are a zero-accountability slush fund for individual sheriffs.

Not implying anything / saying you're wrong, but can you expand on that comment a little bit?  Are you saying that Alabama licensing fees go directly to the police budget?
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Re: AL Senate Bill #3 - Constitutional Carry
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 01:14:06 PM »
The ASA opposes this measure because pistol permit fees are a zero-accountability slush fund for individual sheriffs.

Not implying anything / saying you're wrong, but can you expand on that comment a little bit?  Are you saying that Alabama licensing fees go directly to the police budget?

In the state of Alabama, concealed carry permits are issued at the county level. Sheriff's have discretion over how much they charge for the permits. By law, funds received for CC permits are collected by the sheriff & retained by him. They are not part of his normal budget. They go into a discretionary fund and the sheriff has sole authority over it. He can buy body armor or he can buy beer for an office picnic.

The Alabama Sheriff's Association has fought this for a long time with histrionic predictions of blood in the streets.
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Re: AL Senate Bill #3 - Constitutional Carry
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 02:58:57 PM »
Thank you for the explanation.

That entire setup is ridiculous.  I'm sure I'm not alone, but political nonsense like this drives me crazy.   !@#)

Good luck in Alabama, from Texas.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 03:01:45 PM by AF5US »
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