On looking up license, I found: “A revocable permission to commit some act that would otherwise be unlawful.”
If you read the Constitution of the United States, you will find the Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Alabama Constitution has the following: “That every citizen has the right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”
It is not unlawful to carry a gun, so we do not need a permit (license). The supreme law of the United States and of the state of Alabama guarantees our right to keep and bear arms.
Although I am glad to see some freedom-minded legislators in Alabama, we do not need these laws they are proposing. We already have those rights. They might go ahead and repeal some of the unconstitutional gun laws.
It is nice for the sheriffs to be able to make some extra money by issuing permits. It is nice for the Feds to have sheriffs who have lists of people in their counties who have these permits. That makes it easier for President Obama to confiscate our weapons.
The saying, “from my cold, dead hands,” is usually attributed to actor Charlton Heston, and many people today still voice that sentiment.
Sheriff Richard Mack, who fought and won against the Brady Bill, which tried to make sheriffs pawns of the federal government, has a web page, www.cspoa.org. He lists 283 sheriffs, only six from Alabama, and eight state sheriffs’ associations who are saying no to Obama gun control.