Not long after the Alabama House voted 40-16 to broaden the current statute allowing individuals to arm themselves in churches, Democrats immediately began to gnash their teeth.
The self-defense bill will now go to Alabama’s Senate for a vote, where it is also expected to pass and will be signed into law.
The bill was part of an overall package to clean up weak spots in current laws that forbids citizens from being able to legally carry a firearm in churches and other locations against an attacker.
Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville said the tragic shooting at the Florida high school on Wednesday should remind everyone that a psychopath can carry out an attack at any time.
“You got nuts everywhere just like you had in the high school in Florida yesterday. Occasionally, they show up in a church,” Greer said.
Greer’s comments were in response to 19-year old Nikolas Cruz, the psychotic gunman who killed 17 students at the Florida high school during the mass shooting.
Not only did Democrats launch a fundraising campaign to exploit the tragedy, but they are also demanding mass gun control measures.
Democrat Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa said Republicans only passed to the bill to “pander” to pro-gun voters.
The Alabama House correctly argues against that illogical theory, and instead believes citizens should be allowed to arm themselves in the case that an attack takes place.
The innocent students, teachers, and other personnel were left defenseless during the attack in Florida on Wednesday.
Perhaps individuals at the school being able to arm themselves could have played a role in deterring the shooter.