The Republican caucus in the Alabama House of Representatives released its agenda today for the 2022 legislative session, and it includes repealing the requirement for a permit to carry a handgun concealed or in a vehicle.
The list of 14 proposals includes a ban on teaching critical race theory in public schools, increased penalties for participation in riots, exempting some personal property from taxes on businesses and farms, and raising pay for public education and state employees.
Lawmakers have proposed bills to repeal the pistol permit requirement for years. They have passed the Senate but not the House. The endorsement by the GOP caucus indicates this could be the year a bill passes both chambers.
Prohibiting state law enforcement from enforcing “anti-Second Amendment” executive orders from the Biden administration on gun control. Similar legislation was proposed but did not pass last year.
Increasing criminal penalties for participation in riots. A similar bill passed the House last year but not the Senate.
A bill to create a new felony crime for assaulting a first responder.