At the request of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the signs prohibiting firearms outside secured areas at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport were removed on Friday.
According to the AG’s office, firearms are legal in Birmingham’s airport as long as it’s outside secure areas.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange released a statement that says that at his office’s request the Birmingham airport, the Montgomery Regional Airport and the Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo have all removed signs that banned firearms in certain areas.
Strange stated that his office had received formal complaints about the signs and his office worked with the two airports and the library to achieve compliance with state laws regarding where firearms can be worn.
Friday’s announcement is among a series of 24 statements the Alabama Attorney General has issued since July 29, 2015 regarding complaints that office has received about “no firearm” signs posted by government agencies in public places where firearms should be allowed.
The Attorney General’s Office reviewed a complaint that Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport failed to comply with Alabama law because it prohibited firearms outside of secured areas of the airport, the attorney general stated. “After the Attorney General communicated with Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, the signs prohibiting firearms outside of secured areas of the airport were removed. Because the signs are removed, the Attorney General has determined that no further action is required,” according to the statement.
Signs were also removed at the Montgomery Regional Airport and the library in Montevallo.