I noticed a No Open Carry sign on the door of the McDonald's in Luverne, Alabama today. This version made no bogus reference to state law or city ordinances.
Does that sign carry the weight of law in Alabama?
“…McDonald’s company-owned restaurants follow local, state and federal laws as it relates to open carry weapons in our restaurants.
For franchisee-owned restaurants, operational decisions regarding open carry weapon laws are made by the independent franchisee."
You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
There are several sheriffs in central AL who have made it their business to use CCW permits funds (essentially a sheriff's slush fund) to buy and hand out these "No OC" signs.
We also have the problem of a constituency who will believe almost anything they are told. Especially if it is told to them by someone in either secular or spiritual authority. Why, yes, we do have some ministers who are known to preach politics rather than the gospel from the pulpit.
"Happiness is a warm shotgun!!"
"I am neither a pessimist nor a cynic. I am, rather, a realist."
"The most dangerous things I've ever encountered were a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass and a Private who was bored and had time on his hands."