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Alabama

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.

1,001 In an average year, 1,001 people die by guns in Alabama.
3rd Alabama has the 3rd highest rate of gun deaths in the country.
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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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