A topic that many Alabamians feel strongly about is gun laws. With a possible vote this week, a change could be on the horizon for Alabama's gun laws.

The constitutional carry bill, also known as House Bill 272, could possibly be up for a vote on the House floor. According to the NRA-ILA, that vote could take place as early as this week.

Some Alabama Sheriffs and lawmakers have been speaking out in favor of constitutional carry.

Member of the Alabama House Of Representatives Mike Jones appeared in a video uploaded to the NRA's Youtube page supporting the bill.

"Right now in Alabama, only the criminals are carrying without a permit, frankly, and they're going to keep carrying whether you have a permit or not," Jones said. "This is really about legal citizens, normal everyday people wanting to be able to defend themselves."

Along with other changes, House Bill 272 would eliminate the requirement for a person to obtain a concealed carry permit in order to lawfully carry a pistol in their vehicles on concealed on their person.

According to the NRA-ILA, the House needs to first approve a budget isolation resolution in order for constitutional carry to advance.

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Comments under the NRA's video featured people in support of the bill and some against the NRA itself.

One comment read,

"It’s a shame the NRA used to be an honorable organization! But until the current management sees the harm that they are doing to this organization and resigns, it will be impossible to support them! Please remove the tarnish and bring back the shine this one’s great organization had!"
Another comment read,
"The one in Mobile and others siding with antigun groups like MomsDemandAction should be ashamed trying to infringe on the rights of citizens for purely financial reasons. We need constitutional carry in Alabama."
To read the full details on House Bill 272, click here.

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