House Debates Gun Rights Legislation
Alabama is one step closer to having what lawmakers say is the strongest gun rights legislation In the nation. Today the house debated a gun rights bill, which passed a preliminary vote.
House Republicans say the Alabama Firearms Protection Act will make sure the state or federal government does not infringe on the right to bear arms.
Representative Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, is sponsoring the bill.
Jones says given the possible U.S. Supreme Court changes and talk of stricter federal gun control laws, he says this amendment will give the state an argument and standing in court. He says this act will be the strongest gun rights legislation in the country.
But Representative Joe Hubbard, D- Montgomery, says the act is nothing but "feel-good legislation."
A final decision wasn't made. Representative Jones moved to carry the bill over. If the amendment passes, Jones says it will be voted on by the people in the November 2014 elections.