A bill to prevent state or local government from seizing lawfully owned guns during emergencies sailed through the Alabama House on Thursday and now heads to the Senate, where it was approved last year.Congressman Keahey isn't entirely correct. The Second Amendment doesn't give us the right to anything; it is there to prevent the federal government from infringing on our right to keep and bear arms. But good for Keahey and the citizens of Alabama!
Rep. Mark Keahey, D-Grove Hill, said his measure is aimed at ensuring the chaos that comes with disasters, such as hurricanes, is not made worse by overzealous government officials.
"The Second Amendment gives us a constitutional right to bear arms, and this bill is just an effort, on Alabama's part, to help us maintain that right," Keahey said.