Alabama AG Removes "Gun-Free Zone" Signs

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. photo from guns.com.

The attorney general of Alabama, Luther Strange, has announced a series of actions to remove illegal signs prohibiting guns in Selma and Shelby County.

According to this post from guns.com, Strange's office mounted investigations over complaints received by his office that the Shelby County License Office, County Tax Commissioner's Office, and the James Alfred Jones County Services Building had illegal "no guns" signs. Strange says these signs were in violation of state law.

Strange's office decided not to file suit after the 10 city-owned entities in Selma and three government entities in the county changed their policies and removed the signs, according to this post from the Attorney General's office.

In the case of Selma, the city reviewed their policies and agreed the signs were not compliant with state law.

The Shelby County Administration Building, which serves as an official courthouse annex for the county, will remain a gun free zone, because carrying is prohibited there by state law, the story says.

Last year, Strange told county election commissions they don't have the authority to forbid guns at polling places, according to the story.