By: DJ Parten
As Republicans nationwide call for more gun control, Alabama State Rep. Allen Farley joins in with his plan to create a voluntary “Do Not Sell” list in the Yellowhammer State.
While Farley has not yet released language for his gun control plan, it sounds identical to a bill introduced in 2018 by Republican State Sen. Trip Pittman.
If passed, the law would require the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to create and maintain a database of people who voluntarily ban themselves from purchasing firearms — as if people need that much government scrutiny in their lives.
To make matters worse, if people on the list changes their mind, they would be forced to wait a minimum of 21 days to be removed from the list and be able to purchase a firearm again.
The bill also requires that anyone, including private citizens, who sells a firearm to someone on the “Do Not Sell” list would be fined up to $5,000.
This taxpayer-funded database is being billed as a “gun safety” measure, but it is really the first step toward creating a government database of all gun owners in Alabama.
It isn’t really a surprise that Allen Farley is peddling gun control in Montgomery.
In the past, Farley has introduced legislation to create so-called “gun free” zones and is openly opposed to pro-gun legislation like Constitutional Carry.
In fact, Rep. Farley has played a key role in the demise of pro-gun legislation for years.
This is one Alabama Republican who cannot be trusted by gun owners.
D.J. Parten is executive director of Florida Gun Rights.