FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENATE BILL 354
For my entire life including more than 40 years in law enforcement, I have been a staunch advocate for gun rights and protecting the 2nd Amendment. Recently I learned that the Alabama Legislature is considering a bill that would allow all teenagers to carry handguns in their vehicles. I am joining other law enforcement officials and officers in opposing this bill because of the tremendous danger to law enforcement officers and to our community.
Imagine a police officer stopping a car full of teenagers at 2 a.m. and discovering that the car was full of handguns. If this proposed legislation passes – the officer would have no choice but to watch the car drive off. As a parent, this is a nightmare scenario and one that should never happen.
Please join me in opposing this bill by letting your representative know that you DO NOT want armed teenagers roaming our streets. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senateroster_alpha.html
Sheriff Sam Cochran
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs