According to an article on the Mobile Press-Register’s website, Alabama has just passed a new law (HB225) that, in the author’s words, would ban gun confiscation during an “emergency” (such as martial law). However, in reading the law, one finds that it places the same faux “restrictions” on the police as the recent Mississippi law that purports to also ban gun confiscations but, in actual wording allows them. The operative wording in HB225 is: “if the officer reasonably believes that it is immediately necessary for the protection of the officer or another individual.” In other words, if the cops “believe” they are threatened by your being able to defend yourself, they can “legally” take your gun.

The problem with this is that, as in the many cases in which police have abused their authority, recently, and have tasered people (sometimes to death) for such things as “not complying” with their orders or because officers “felt threatened” by an unarmed, handcuffed woman begging for mercy while being held in police custody, the likelihood exists that these same officers and others just like them will “believe” you should surrender your gun to them.

Not coincidentally, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has urged support for the passage of this law, which flew threw the Alabama legislature without opposition, proving, once again, that the NRA backs gun grabbing while pretending to be a “gun rights” organization that supports the Second Amendment.