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Alabama has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The legislature continues to introduce harmful legislation, such as permitless carry of concealed handguns and Stand Your Ground 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.

1,054 In an average year, 1,054 people die by guns in Alabama.
2nd Alabama has the 2nd-highest rate of gun deaths in the US.
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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 Stand Your Ground laws and prevent schools from arming teachers.

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