Whether for recreation, hunting, or personal defense, firearms are a right guaranteed by the Constitution that should be upheld and preserved. However, it is essential to recognize that responsible gun laws can assure Alabama’s guns are used in the safest and most appropriate ways. Alabama has the fourth highest gun death rate in the nation. Though there are many causes for this high rate of gun violence, open carry laws and a lack of common sense gun reform only serve to hurt Alabamians.
One Alabama calls on state legislators to pass common sense gun reforms, such as banning high power assault style weapons and expanding background checks to ensure dangerous individuals are not armed. We call for an Alabama that recognizes the importance of protecting Alabamians safety, as well as their right to bear arms. As One Alabama, we can help create a safe place to call home.