Byrne Acts to Support Alabamians’ Second Amendment Rights
Washington, DC – February 5, 2014 – Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) supported passage of H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. Introduced by Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5) and supported by the National Rifle Association and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, this legislation is a pro-hunting bill meant to alleviate several burdensome regulations affecting hunters, including loosening regulations on lead-based ammunition for hunting, permitting firearms to be carried on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, and opening more lands for sportsmen. Congressman Byrne had cosponsored the bill last week.
Additionally, today Representative Byrne announced he has cosponsored H.R. 2959, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act, introduced by Representative Richard Nugent (FL-11). This bill is supported by the National Rifle Association, and would allow citizens with a concealed carry permit to cross state lines and continue carrying a concealed weapon as long as they are in compliance with the laws of the state they enter.
Byrne said: “South Alabama has a rich and vibrant history of sportsmen. My family has hunted and fished along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta for generations, exercising our right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
“Today I am taking action to ensure this heritage lives on in future generations. Conservatives must stand together to protect this constitutional right from Washington encroachment. Sacrificing the Second Amendment for an ideological agenda from this Administration is against the intent of the Founding Fathers and violates the bedrock document of our democracy. I will continue looking for ways to declare my total commitment to the Second Amendment as I serve the people of Alabama’s First Congressional District.”