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PHOTO: Representative Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant) is co-sponsoring Rep. Ainsworth’s legislation to allow trained school administrative staff and teachers to carry a firearm on campus. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – In the wake of the tragic Florida school

  By Staff Reports GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, Representative Will Ainsworth (R – Guntersville) responded to U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ criticism of his bill to arm Alabama Peace Officer Safety and Training (APOST) trained teachers in effort to better

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will be taking applications for the Introduction to Concealed Carry class starting today with the deadline of November 14th. The first class is

PHOTO: Yesterday, Congressman Brooks introduced H.R. 2940, which would allow lawmakers to be able to Conceal Carry. (“Mo Brooks,” Wikimedia | File Photo) By Staff Reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 2940, the Congressional Self-Defense Act, which

PHOTO: Cherokee County Investigator Matt Sims recently won the Arkansas State International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) tournament. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports  CENTRE, Ala. — On May 20, 2017 Cherokee County Investigator Matt Sims competed in the Arkansas State International

PHOTO: State Representative Ed Henry (R – Hartselle) is currently running for the U.S. Senate seat, and discusses protecting and expanding Second Amendment rights with the Southern Torch. (Ed Henry | Twitter) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The

PHOTO: DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris released a statement regarding a letter his office sent to Alabama and U.S. elected

PHOTO: Window to apply for a pistol permit in the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “It’s not about the money,” DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, when

PHOTO: Representative Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) seeks to allow concealed-carry in many places across the state that currently prohibit it. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several bills relating to gun rights have been filed