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Steven T. Marshall
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 May 15, 2017

AG MARSHALL REVIEWS COMPLAINTS OF VIOLATIONS

OF ALABAMA GUN LAWS IN DALLAS, LAWRENCE AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES

 

(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall today released public statements about formal complaints received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of firearms by entities in Dallas, Lawrence and Jefferson counties.  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 Selma

The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that the City Hall of the City of Selma did not post a notice to alert the public that firearms are prohibited, even though it meets the legal requirements to prohibit firearms.  After the Attorney General’s Office communicated with the City, a notice was placed at City Hall to inform the public that firearms are prohibited. Because the City is compliant with state law, the Attorney General has determined no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-007-Public-Statements

Lawrence County

The Attorney General’s Office received a complaint that the Lawrence County Commission failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms on the premises of the Courthouse, known as the Lawrence County Judicial and Administrative Center.  After the Attorney General’s Office communicated with the Commission, it was determined that firearms could be prohibited inside the Courthouse, but not on the exterior premises.  The language on the signs was changed to reflect this. Because the Commission is compliant with Alabama law, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-008-Public-Statements

City of Trussville

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

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-009-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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