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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    However, Alabama, where I live, doesn't have a state wide standard. It is left up to the highest ranking LEO in the county (sheriff or chief of police if the county and a city have been incorporated) to decide what the requirements are, the availability (Alabama is technically a 'may issue' state but is 'shall issue' in practice) and even the cost of the permit. From what I've heard, the original thought process behind the law was that the local Head LEO would be in a better position to know who was the troublemakers in the area. That means you theoretically have 67 different sets of requirements, one for each county. This lack of a state wide standard causes issues with other states recognizing Alabama permits.
    I have said before and will say it again, given Alabama's storied history of ignoring the concept of equal protection under law reguardless of the race, color, or national origin of the persons in question, this situation needs to be changed. Alabama should adopt a statewide shall issue system based on consistent, rational and objective standards.

  3. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    In Alabama, not only does the sheriff have the right to decide if he wants to issue permits and to whom, but he has the right to set the price of the permit and what background and legal hoops you have to go through to get it. In my home county, I pay $20 a year (it used to be $15 a year but I think the Sheriff got tired of having to keep change for a $20 on hand) for my permit and all that is required is a background check. No fingerprints, no written test, no live fire test.

    The background check has been known to be waived if you have a LEO vouching for you. That's what happened to me when I got mine. I cut one of the senior deputies mother's grass for several years when I was growing up and worked with his wife, so I got to know him. He walked up while I was filling out the application, pulled it out from underneath my pen and told the person that handled the permits to give it to me. I never even signed the application.
    And this is what we call favoritism.

  4. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by maybejim View Post
    The standard should be that you are not prohibited from owning a gun. Every drivers license, no matter from what state, is recognized by every other state. It is as I understand, protected under the Constitution. So it seems pretty clear that the same is true of a Carry Permit since the Right to keep and bear arms is protected under the Constitution. Our politicians have chosen to ignore the Constitution in a lot of ways, particularly the 2nd Amendment. It's time to restore the Constitution to the Supreme Law of the Nation.
    You are referring to the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution. Article four section one which reads as follows:

    Section 1 - Each State to Honor all others

    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Now as to why this does not apply to Concealed Carry Permits, Domestic Partnership Arrangements, Same-sex marriages and other public Acts, I am not sure.

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