FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2015
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG STRANGE REVIEWS COMPLAINT OF VIOLATIONS
OF ALABAMA’S GUN LAW IN SHELBY COUNTY
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange today released a public statement
about a formal complaint received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of
firearms by four local government entities in Shelby County.
The results of the Attorney General’s investigation follow, along with a link to his
The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that the Shelby County License
Office, the Shelby County Tax Commissioner’s Office, the Shelby County Administration
Building and the James Alfred Jones County Services Building failed to comply with Alabama
law because they prohibited firearms.
After the Attorney General communicated with the county attorney, the Shelby County
Commission removed the signs prohibiting weapons from the Shelby County License Office,
the Shelby County Tax Commissioner’s Office and the James Alfred Jones County Services
Building. Because the signs are removed, the Attorney General will not file suit.
The Shelby County Commission confirmed that the signs prohibiting weapons will
remain at the Shelby County Administration Building, which is an official Courthouse Annex.
Because the Shelby County Commission has authority under Alabama Code Section 13A-11-
61.2 to prohibit weapons in a courthouse annex, the Attorney General will not file suit.
The link is http://www.ago.alabama.gov/File-Firearms-2015-007-Public-Statements.
Information about this and previous determinations made by the Attorney General
regarding possible unlawful prohibition of firearms can be found on the Attorney General’s
website at http://www.ago.alabama.gov/Page-Firearms-Alabama-Public-Statements-13A-11-
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