I will write The City of Tuscaloosa..,again, because; they [The City] does not seem to be getting the picture!
Alabama Codes 1975 11-45-1.1 and 11-80-11 reserve Firearm-related matters to The State of Alabama.
Regulation of gun shows, etc.; authority to bring or settle certain lawsuits reserved to Attorney General.
(a) No county or municipal corporation, instrumentality, or political subdivision thereof, by ordinance, resolution, or other enactment, shall regulate in any manner gun shows, the possession, ownership, transport, carrying, transfer, sale, purchase,
licensing, registration or use of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, firearms dealers, or dealers in firearm components.
Subject matter of handguns reserved to State Legislature; power of municipality to adopt certain ordinances; concurrent jurisdiction of municipal courts with district courts.
No incorporated municipality shall have the power to enact any ordinance, rule, or regulation which shall tax, restrict, prevent, or in any way affect the possession or ownership of handguns by the citizens of this state. The entire subject matter of handguns is reserved to the State Legislature.
This section shall not be construed to limit or restrict the power of a municipality to adopt ordinances which make the violation of a state handgun law a violation of a municipal ordinance to the same extent as other state law violations, or to limit or restrict the power of a municipal court to exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the district court over violations of state handgun laws which may be prosecuted as breaches of a municipal ordinance.
Essentially, whenever Tuscaloosa offers a Citizen a $50 Gift Card to their favorite non-Firearm vendor, they are regulating something, two things actually, which are prohibited from them, namely:
1. Handguns themselves,the subjectmatter of which is reserved to The State of Alabama per Alabama Code 1975 11-45-1.1, and
2. Firearms, in General, which is also Illegal under Alabama Code 1975 11-80-11, as Tuscaloosa is, in effect, regulating their [Handguns, Pistols, Assault Rifles (codename for Semi-Automatic Firearms), etc.] sale, purchase, and transfer.
ThisAct is Illegal.