An Alabama state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would create a statewide database for Alabamians with concealed carry permits.
The process that the state implements currently isn’t secure enough, according to state Rep. Proncey Robertson (R). Currently, the application process for a concealed carry permit is overseen by each county’s sheriff’s office.
“When you go in there and you give them your personal information, addresses, Social Security numbers, date of birth, all this sort of stuff to put on that, it’s sitting there in a very nonsecure location,” Robertson told an Alabama Fox affiliate.
The bill would also allow Alabama residents to be issued lifetime concealed carry permits.
BamaCarry, a pro-gun group in the state, is against the proposed bill.
“They need to back off of trying to regulate people who lawfully carry weapons,” Eddie Fulmer, a member of BamaCarry, told the network.
“Permit holders in Alabama are some of the most law-abiding citizens there are,” he added. “We’re the least likely to commit a crime of any part of society. What they are worried about here is a very insignificant amount of people when it comes to revoking a permit.”