MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Senator Gerald Allen’s (R-Tuscaloosa) Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act today cleared the Senate. This piece of legislation defends Alabamians’ constitutional right to bear arms by ensuring their protection against any unnecessary overreach by the federal government by placing a ban on the use of certain public funds, state agencies, and political subdivisions to enforce any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation relating to firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.

“Any Democrat gun control order poses a serious threat to the Second Amendment rights of the people of Alabama, and it is important that we take steps to prevent this from ever happening in our state. The Second Amendment says the right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon, and this bill is about safeguarding our God-given rights to protect our families and homes,” said 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. This is a huge victory for the people of Alabama and preserving our Second Amendment rights.”

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) commended Senator Allen for his leadership on this effort.

“The Alabama State Senate has made it crystal clear this session that the Second Amendment shall not be infringed upon in our state,” said Reed. “Senator Gerald Allen has been a fearless champion for Alabamians’ Second Amendment rights, and I am honored to stand alongside him and our Senate colleagues in fighting against federal overreach by the Biden Administration. We will always protect Alabamians’ personal liberties, the Constitution, and the right to defend our families.”

The Second Amendment Preservation Act now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.