The following is taken from an email from Speaker Mike Hubbard regarding House Bill 8 – the Alabama Firearms Protection Amendment, received on Feb. 8, 2013.

If you agree, now is the time to let your legislators know and thank them for their stand in supporting the 2nd amendment.

“HB8- Alabama Firearms Protection Amendment (Sponsored by Rep Mike Jones)– House Republicans understand that many Alabamians cherish their right to own and use a firearm. Recent 5-to-4 opinions of the Supreme Court have threatened the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment, but have ultimately upheld the right of American citizens to keep and bear arms. If President Obama has the chance to fill any Court vacancies during his second term, these opinions could be overturned. Consequently, our state constitution should, as strongly as possible, protect the right of every Alabamian to keep and bear arms. With this amendment, Alabama’s 1901 Constitution will contain the strongest gun protection provisions in the country. If ratified, this amendment would require future courts to use strict judicial scrutiny in evaluating state laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.”