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 March 23, 2017

AG MARSHALL REVIEWS COMPLAINTS OF VIOLATIONS OF ALABAMA GUN LAWS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steven T. Marshall today released public statements about formal complaints received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of firearms by four entities in Jefferson County. After reviewing and investigating each complaint, where appropriate, the Attorney General’s Office worked with the public entity to achieve compliance with state law. 

The results of the Attorney General’s investigations are summarized below, along with links to his determinations.

City of Homewood

The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that the City of Homewood failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms at both the Homewood Public Library and the Homewood Community Center. After the Attorney General communicated with the City, the signs prohibiting firearms were removed. Because the signs are removed, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-003-Public-Statements

City of Birmingham

The Attorney General’s Office received a complaint that the City of Birmingham failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms at the Birmingham Zoo. After the Attorney General communicated with the City, the signs prohibiting firearms were removed. Because the signs are removed, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-004-Public-Statements

Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (“HABD”) participates in a gun buyback program.  An investigation by the Attorney General’s office determined that HABD is not currently participating in a gun buyback program and does not intend to participate in a gun buyback program or event in the future.  Because HABD is compliant with Alabama law, the Attorney General has determined no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-005-Public-Statements

City of Bessemer

The Attorney General’s Office received a complaint that the City of Bessemer failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms at City Hall. After the Attorney General communicated with the City, the signs prohibiting firearms were removed. Because the signs are removed, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-006-Public-Statements

 

More detailed information for each of these cases and others can be found on the AG’s web site: 

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/Page-Firearms-Alabama-Public-Statements-13A-11-61-3

 

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