Letter to RickyStokesNews:
>>With all due respect, Sheriff Hughes needs to brush up on both statutory and case law, not to mention AG opinions on the subject of Open Carry. He is as wrong as he can possibly be.
It is strange that there are so many conflicting opinions concerning this subject within the law enforcement community in Alabama. Sheriff D.T.Marshall, here in Montgomery County, has stated, in writing, that it is legal. Montgomery PD is working on a policy for MWAG calls that emphasizes that Open Carry is legal.
There are several good sources of information concerning both statutory and case law on this subject. I would suggest that a good starting place would be AlabamaOpenCarry.com.<<
I have a feeling that these sheriffs and police officers who do not know, or do not care to know, the law are going to cost the taxpayers of their counties and cities a bundle of cash before it finally sinks in.
I think they have the idea that any lawsuit will be held in an Alabama court and that they cannot lose in that venue. Someone should tell them that civil rights violations are not heard in state court but in federal court.
Any way that I can help, please contact me.