“It won’t be illegal to openly carry guns on city property and parks in Northport,” tuscaloosanews.com reports, “but officials there said it will not be permitted.” See what they did there? The City Council won’t arrest open carriers on City property because . . . they can’t. Open Carry is legal in Alabama. But they will ask them to leave city property and parks and arrest then arrest them for trespassing if they don’t skid addle because . . . they can. “We do not want to infringe on anyone’s right to carry firearms,” [Northport City Administrator Scott] Collins said. WAIT! Why is that people who want to infringe on our Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms always say they don’t want to infringe on our Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? OK, go . . .
However, our highest priority will always be the safety concerns of the public. Anytime their handgun or firearm becomes an issue on city property, or elsewhere, we’ll take every step to preserve the safety of the public first and address legal concerns (about open carry laws) second.
So if a member of the public is concerned about an Alabamian exercising the Second Amendment (example please) their concern has a higher priority than the right itself? In the same sense that the people who were concerned that blacks were educated enough to vote were justified in creating literacy tests for voting, yes?
Speaking of which, those of you who thought that gun control was a problem faced by certain Northern states and California’s urban areas just got schooled.