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    Channel 42 news contacted me today and set up an interview about OpenCarry!

    We did an interview about the legality of Open Carry andwhy should we Open Carry. I think this will be great! Be sure to tune in and watch!

    Watch tonight at 10. Channel 42 news!!


    OPEN CARRY BLOOD DRIVE ~ Hoover Tactical ~ April 10, 2010

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    UPDATE: Video report at http://www.cbs42.com/content/localne...j5hCOpIuQ.cspx

    Most people know that in Alabama gun owners must have a permit to carry a concealed firearm. But not as many know that they can carry a holstered pistol openly without a permit.

    There are no state laws prohibiting the open carry of firearms. There is also an Attorney General's opinion that says it is legal for gunowners to do so.

    But there are limitations. No weapons can be carried on school campuses, court houses and government buildings. But most restaurants and businesses are open, except in cases where they, the businesses, prohibit the possession of firearms on their grounds.



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    I don't get 42. Can you make sure a link to video is posted?

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    will they put in on their website? Can I get a copy that way to post it???

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    That's great! I heard something today on Laura Ingram's show about open carry and looked up this site. I'll be watching tonight. I'm excited about open carry.

    Paul

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    Yeah. I guy named Ale Ratcliffe from CBS 42 called my cell and asked when I could do an interview. I told him in the next hour. We met at the Aldridge Botanical Gardens and he recorded me. LOL It was awesome! He said it will be on the 10 o'clock news!



    CBS 42 at 10! BE SURE TO SPREAD THE WORD!

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    Howdy, Paul. I'm fairly new here myself.

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    Good work - we need to get AOC ("Alabama open carry") going! And get Tuscaloosa under control!

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    Started lurking here a few days ago to learn more about AL open carry. Imagine my surprise when I see an opencarry.org map on the CBS news tonight.

    Glad to see good press on this. Now I'm a little less hesitant about get a gun and open carrying out and about.

    Good job mate.

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    I saw your interview, great job !!
    I am new to the site but glad to see that there are others who feel as I do about open carry. I'm from Cullman , and so I've been told this is not a county to carry openly regarless of state law.
    Hopefully with publicity and like mineded citizens we can
    overcome ignorance and biased interpretation of the law.

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    LOL. Thanks! I was in shock the news wanted to interview me. Of all the people out there. me! Thank cbs42.





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    http://www.cbs42.com/content/localne...j5hCOpIuQ.cspx

    Here is the link to the video

    I lived in vestavia up until about a week ago. I'm in mt. olive now and i will say that the gardendale police do not like OC at all. I had a run in with one of their officers who told me it was illegal to carry that way unless i was a cop or security officer. I contacted the mayor and the police chief but nothing was really done. The police chief tried to pull code 13a-11-52 on me and i went back and redid my research and sure enough 13a-11-73 over rules 52 as demonstrated in a court case. I dont remember which one.

    If there is going to be an OC event in birmingham add me to the mailing list. I'd love to come out with the wife and the 1911

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    Anyone know where the news reproter gets the carry restriction re "government buildings"?

    Is there an Alabama statestatute banning carry in "government buildings"?

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    Wow. Great Job Tim! Now we've really got some momentum. This would've been a video on the Dreamland BBQ event if it were'nt for all the permission askin' I did. LOL!

    I'll be at the Blood Drive, XDM at 3 o'clock. Gotta love Hoover Tactical. They've been letting me put trifolds in there for months.

    Wasn't going to necessarily put this up, but after all the attention, might as well. Hollowpoint and I will be meeting up at Noon this Sunday at Starbucks in 5 Points South Birmingham to co-ordinate and share info. Feel free to stop by and meet some of your fellow OC'ers if you're in Birmingham. Open carrying not required. (Of course.)

    Again, Congrats on the press, this is exactly what we needed.
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    Thanks. I feel great that I was hopefully able to help get the word out to some of the Leo's in Alabama that aren't aware of the Open Carry laws. I hope this will help with some of the unnecessary arrests and hassling. See you on Sunday! Hope some more people decide to join us for a cup of Joe.

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    Mike wrote:
    Anyone know where the news reproter gets the carry restriction re "government buildings"?

    Is there an Alabama statestatute banning carry in "government buildings"?
    I've read, reread, and reread Alabama's statutes. I've seen nothing regarding "government buildings" at all. I think this is a case of sloppy reporting.

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    Let's go folks - organize, mobilize, focus!

    NATO doctrine is in effect across every state - an attack on one gun owner's rights is an attack on all!

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    I thought the same thing about government buildings. I also thought that it was legal to carry in a school as long as "there is no intent to bodily harm"

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    fox2102 wrote:
    I thought the same thing about government buildings. I also thought that it was legal to carry in a school as long as "there is no intent to bodily harm"
    http://www.gunlaws.com/Gun_Free_School_Zones_Act.pdf

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    Grapeshot,

    Open Carry of a Unlicensed Unconcealed Pistol, or any other Long-gun, is Legal in:

    1. ANY Government Building or Office, AND

    2. IS LEGAL in any Alabama Courthouse, AND

    3. IS LEGAL in any School (K-12), if there is no intent to do bodily harm, AND the Person has a Valid Pistol Permit, preferalby from that County Sheriff wherein the School, AND

    4. IS LEGAL in all Adult Schools (Colleges and Universities), AND

    5. IS EVEN LEGAL in the County Sheriff's Office or County Jail!

    Local Governments are Preempted per Alabama Codes 1975 11-45-1.1 (pertaining to Pistols) and 11-80-11 (pertaining to ANY OTHER Firearm).

    Local Bans are preempted!!!!!

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    This is just the opening salvo in an information campaign that really hasn't reached our state before.

    We were present at a moment when things changed in Alabama, when this issue started getting noticed. Everybody take a breath, and think about being a small movement one last time. Because that's no longer going to be the case. I've seen the ranks explode in recent weeks, and it's only going to get bigger and better. Thanks to Alabama's deep gun culture, pretty soon it WILL be commonplace to see someone walking the streets of Montgomery, Florence, Mobile, or Birmingham open carrying.

    Crime rates will plummet. Thanks to deterrence, people will live that would've died because of what we're doing today.

    To everyone out there who's busted their chops posting, researching law, writing people, calling people, handing out tri-folds, trying to organize events that didn't happen or only had two people show up, all that hard work is about to pay off. Things are about to get a lot easier.

    I have a Christmas Eve feeling.


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    I have been seeking representation for quite some time now. I contacted Super Lawyer over in Georgia, but he isn't licensed to practice in Alabama.

    If arrested, I'd be fairly confident I could represent myself and beat the charges. As for the Federal Civil Rights Violation suit...? Not so sure about that... Did you file one of those when you were arrested, Mark?
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    Yall are all right. You can carry in a school, legally. BUT yall are missing the point. The school has the right to not let you in. Schools don't want gun owners in there unless they are on-duty police officers.

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    Hollowpoint38 wrote:
    Yall are all right. You can carry in a school, legally. BUT yall are missing the point. The school has the right to not let you in. Schools don't want gun owners in there unless they are on-duty police officers.
    Where would this right come from? A private school would be able to use the fact that it is private premises to deny your entry with a gun. But, what can a public school do?

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    Nicely done.

    Glad I'm in Colorado though, anyone can carry in their car as it's an extension of your home.

    Concealed or on the dash, it doesn't matter.

    Good luck with the Blood drive. Hope you get lots of volunteers and get the word out about us!!!

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