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Alabama has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The legislature recently weakened its laws even further by passing permitless carry and continues to introduce other harmful legislation including Shoot First in churches. In 2018, Governor Kay Ivey signed a memo authorizing school administrators to have guns at schools if they qualify under the Alabama Sentry Program, enabling schools to arm teachers.

1,149 In an average year, 1,149 people die by guns in Alabama. More at EveryStat.
#34 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Down from #29 last year). See why.

To become a safer state, Alabama should enact Extreme Risk legislation which restricts a person’s access to guns if a court finds that they pose a risk to themselves or others, repeal Shoot First laws and prevent schools from arming teachers.

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