Northport City Council: No Open Carrying of Guns

Oct 16, 2012

Under an ordinance passed by the city council, people won't be allowed to openly carry guns on city property in Northport.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/R2rS2Z ) the city council passed the ordinance Monday. Northport City Administrator Scott Collins says anyone who enters a city-owned building or part with a gun openly displayed will be asked to leave.

It is legal to openly carry a firearm in Alabama.

The ordinance is less restrictive than an earlier version approved at a council meeting last month. Under that one, a person carrying a gun openly would have been guilty of trespassing upon stepping on the property.

Under the new ordinance a person carrying a gun openly on city property will only be charged with trespassing if he or she refuses to leave.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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