Alabama Top Attorney: County Can’t Ban Guns At Polls
According to Alabama’s attorney general, a county commission lacks the authority to prohibit firearms at polling places. This should be good. I can’t imagine what could go wrong. It’s not like politics makes people angry or anything.
After voters began bringing guns to the polls on the June 3rd primary election, the Chambers County Commission sought the advice of Attorney General Luther Strange. In Chambers County, signs saying “no weapons” were posted at some precincts, but they were later removed.
The AP reports:
The attorney general’s advisory opinion says state law doesn’t give county commissions authority to ban weapons. But it says state and federal laws that ban weapons in public buildings such as courthouses and schools still apply when they are used as polling places. It also says churches and other private buildings used as polling places may ban guns.
The opinion applies to the runoff election July 15.
Voting day in Alabama will be like Gun Appreciation Day. Yippee ki yay, y’all.
H/T: Tech-God @ComgenKDT with thanks.