Recently, my family drove along a large portion of the Interstate Highway System in Alabama, which in turn necessitated several stops at multiple rest areas. At each rest area, there was some form of sign that read, “No Weapons Beyond This Point.” Being a responsible gun toter, I try to research the gun laws in each state through which I travel. Up until this point, I thought that I had a pretty good understanding of Alabama’s laws, and rest areas were not one of the prohibited places listed in the Alabama Code . . .
Upon arriving home, I researched the issue. I discovered several threads on gun-related message boards, and a few articles on sites such as The Truth About Guns. The general feeling of the gun community was that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) was illegally posting the rest areas. The internet trail started in January 2014 but seemed to peter out about 6 months later. I could find no resolution about this issue, no justification for the ban or reports of lawsuits against ALDOT.
I began with a simple email to ALDOT. I initially communicated with two different individuals in the Maintenance department, which oversees the rest areas. …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns