Alabama’s only “no compromise” gun rights group — who believe in gun rights “the way the founders of our country and the original authors of our State constitution intended” and are working working towards Constitutional carry in the State of Alabama— BamaCarry, on Wednesday endorsed Guntersville-Republican State Rep. Will Ainsworth for Lieutenant Governor.
“Throughout his time in the Alabama Legislature and in every vote he has cast, Will Ainsworth has proven to be a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and a strong supporter of gun rights for citizens across the state,” said BamaCarry organizer Bruce Wade. “Will Ainsworth understands that gun free zones put law-abiding citizens in danger, and his plan allowing teachers to voluntarily carry firearms is the only proposal that will defend our classrooms and protect our children.”
In February, Ainsworth introduced legislation in the State House that would allow some public school teachers and administrators to undergo firearms training and arm themselves during school hours, in order to help prevent school shoots like the one that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
“Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools. As the parent of three public school students, I believe we must act now in order to prevent another tragedy,” Ainsworth posted on Facebook.
Ainsworth will face Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and State Senator Rusty Glover in the June 5 Republican primary.
The winner of the GOP primary will advance to the general election again Democratic hopeful Dr. Will Boyd.