I’m fine with gun ownership in general, but damn if this doesn’t make me uneasy:
The policy comes a little more than two weeks after Alabama Act 2013-283 went into effect on August 1. The law, which was written as SB-286 and signed into law in May, overhauled the law of the land concerning guns in some places and clarified them in others. The waters are muddied, though, about where the rights of gun owners end and the rights of property owners begin.
In one area, the law says gun owners with a concealed carry permit are allowed to carry weapons to athletic events, regardless of whether they’re hosted professionally or by a school. However, the law also gives property owners the right to ban firearms in places where there are strong security measures, such as guards.
The discrepancy has left many asking which part of the law supersedes the other — are gun owners allowed to carry at athletic events that have additional security measures, like to a football game in Jordan-Hare or Bryant-Denny, or not?
The matter may have to be decided in court. Many gun owners have read the law and believe they’d be in the right to have their pistols on campus…
I mean, guns, tailgating and college football. What could possibly go wrong?