MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate today approved the Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act, which would outlaw the state and its agencies and political subdivisions from engaging in the enforcement of any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation relating to firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.  The bill’s sponsor, Senator Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa), released the following statement upon its passage:

“I took an oath of office when sworn into this body to defend the Constitution of this country and this state,” said Senator Allen.  “As an elected official, I will do everything in my power to preserve the rights of Alabamians, especially those granted by the Second Amendment, and I will always push back on any proposals that seek to limit the freedoms bestowed upon us.

“The Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act ensures the people of Alabama are protected from any unnecessary overreach by the federal government and is meant to be a check on proposals that infringe on our right to self-defense coming from the Biden Administration or the Democratic-controlled Congress,” Allen continued.  “SB358 is about safeguarding our God-given rights to protect our families and homes.  The Second Amendment says the right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon, and with this piece of legislation, Alabamians can feel confident that their rights are being protected.”