Politics & Government
9:18 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Northport City Council: No Open Carrying of Guns

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

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.