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Steven T. Marshall
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 May 17, 2017

AG MARSHALL REVIEWS COMPLAINTS OF VIOLATIONS OF STATE GUN LAWS IN MONTGOMERY, LAMAR 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 Montgomery, Lamar 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.

Montgomery County

The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that Montgomery County failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms at Wayne Enzor Park. After the Attorney General communicated with the County, the signs prohibiting firearms were removed. Because the County is compliant with Alabama law, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-012-Public-Statements

City of Sulligent 

The Attorney General’s Office received a complaint that the City of Sulligent, in Lamar County, failed to comply with Alabama law because of a sign that appeared to prohibit firearms at the Sulligent City Park, which is adjacent to school property. After the Attorney General communicated with the City, the signs were clarified to indicate that the firearm prohibition applied to school property. Because the City of Sulligent is compliant with Alabama law, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required.

http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2017-011-Public-Statements 

City of Homewood

The Attorney General’s Office received a complaint that the City of Homewood failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms at the City Hall. After the Attorney General communicated with the City, the signs were replaced. The new signs indicate weapons are prohibited when the City Council is in session, which is compliant with state law. 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-2017-010-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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