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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is supporting the National Rifle Association as it opposes a federal law restricting handgun sales to people ages 18 to 20.

Strange's office has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the NRA's challenge.

The brief was joined Friday by attorneys general in 21 other states.

Strange's brief challenges a 1968 federal law that prohibits licensed firearms dealers from selling to people under 21 even though those same people aren't forbidden from possessing or using handguns.

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The Alabama Wildlife Federation is honoring a Birmingham attorney and gun rights leader as its conservationist of the year.

   The organization recently presented the honor to James W. Porter II, who made news earlier this year when he became president of the National Rifle Association.

   The wildlife group credits Porter with helping develop the state's original Forever Wild legislation in the early 1990s to protect natural areas.

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An Alabama minor league baseball team has canceled a gun raffle that was supposed to be featured during its Second Amendment Night promotion.

Huntsville Stars spokeswoman Nicole Collins said Monday that the raffle during the team's Wednesday night game against the Chattanooga Lookouts was canceled after Minor League Baseball officials said the promotion was likely not in the franchise's best interest.

Collins says Second Amendment Night will still feature free admission for members of the National Rifle Association who present their membership card.

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A minor league baseball team in Alabama is holding a gun giveaway at a game and offering free admission to members of the National Rifle Association.

The Huntsville Stars are planning a promotion called "Second Amendment Night" on July 3.

A Huntsville-area gun shop is sponsoring the promotion for the Stars, a Class-AA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. NRA members will get into the game for free with their membership card, and the team will hold a drawing for two free rifles and a handgun during the game.

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The Alabama Senate has started a debate on easing some of the state's gun restrictions.

The Senate voted 26-7 Thursday to consider the bill, which was an indication of its support. The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale would allow workers to keep guns locked in their vehicles while at their jobs, and would allow people to get a lifetime permit to keep guns in their vehicles all the time.

The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association and opposed by some sheriffs and the Business Council of Alabama.

Leaders of the Alabama Senate say they expect to consider a bill easing some of Alabama's gun restrictions.

The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale is on the Senate's proposed work agenda for Thursday. The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association and opposed by some sheriffs and the Business Council of Alabama.

It would allow people to carry a pistol in their car without getting a pistol permit, and it would allow people to keep guns locked in their vehicles at work.