Currently distilling is illegal here in the states and an organization that is promoting a practice that is illegal is standing on awfully shaky legal ground. I would hate to see the AHA targeted by Federal investigations due to this type of campaign. I hope they continue to be very cautious on this topic as they have been invaluable to craft brewing community and will continue to be going forward.
Yes, let's hope we are not promoting a practice that is illegal, such as homebrewing, in states like Alabama and Mississippi!
Sorry if my context was off a bit.
My statement was aimed more at the article, which seems to encourage people to violate Federal law by running stills at home. It wasn't my intention to say that an organization can't petition the state to get a law changed.
Feel free to point how I'm mistaken if you'd like.