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Birmingham Museum of Art

Tess

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As a visitor to Alabama, I read through the relevant code sections, checked handgunlaw.us, and verified whether "signs have the force of law" in Alabama. Checked preemption laws, and checked museum ownership. Then we went to the Birmingham Museum of Art, which is owned by the City, and found it was posted.

Because I'm just visiting and not willing to be a test case, I locked my firearm in the car safe.

I did a search in this forum and didn't find anything. How is the City doing this? Aren't they preempted?
 

jbird

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Tess,
The Birmingham city council believes they are above state law on occasion. There are a few exceptions allowed under the law. If they have controlled access through the use of barriers, metal detectors and armed guards posted, they can ban carry on site. I can't remember the number of the code section off hand.
 

Tess

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Tess,
The Birmingham city council believes they are above state law on occasion. There are a few exceptions allowed under the law. If they have controlled access through the use of barriers, metal detectors and armed guards posted, they can ban carry on site. I can't remember the number of the code section off hand.


Thank you I think your first statement is probably most telling. Yes, there are barriers and guards (but not armed as I could tell) Likely it's much more political, as in an entity deciding the legislature "couldn't have meant me".

I'm active in Virginia, but just here on a visit and not prepared to fight the fight. I will likely address it, simply because it's an issue of importance to me, with City and state legislators after I return home.

Appreciate the response. Just thought I'd check. And I have to admit, because I'm visiting relatives who are iffy at best about carry, I'm pretty much concealing this weekend.
 
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