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Heads up, Alabama residents! The vermin are loose in our great state--the Guntersville mayor, that is.
Proposed Guntersville ordinance sparks controversy - Huntsville News | WAAYTV.com and ABC 31: Local News
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy.
The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power.
Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes.
But it would also give police officers more power.
The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary.

Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves.
"We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It's just to protect the workers working out there in a disaster," Dollar said.
Paul Landry opposes the proposed ordinance. He's a music teacher at the Guntersville Music Academy.
"Well, it seems like an infringement on the 2nd Amendment and that's the biggest problem I have with it," Landry said.
The Mayor says Guntersville needs the new law.
Dollar wants to model after the city of Tuscaloosa where it's already on the books.
The proposed ordinance will be on the March 4th agenda at the next Guntersville City Council meeting.
 

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Alabama has state pre-emption. Tuscaloosa has this on the books? Has it been challenged under state pre emption?
Back in the 1990s the City of Decatur (where I live) tried to pass a gun law which said something to the effect that you can't carry guns in parks and on (some) streets. I forget the details of this law; one of the problems with it I do recall was it was a little hard to interpret.
The law was stuffed through by a city council woman. My sister works for the city government and knew this lady. My sister said she's a ...er, well, let's say it rhymes with witch, and does not require broomsticks.
Anyway the law fell due to state pre-emption. This lady was royally teed off and embarrassed by this, according to my sister.
I do not usually engage in what the Germans call "schadenfreude."
Usually...............:neer::rotflmao::sm_angel:

Is the Guntersville Mayor familiar with this state law? Might try researching it and sending the mayor a nice letter ....
 

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Hopefully, the opposing councilman will share this tidbit with her.
 

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I saw this story too, and couldn't believe it! Just how do they think this law is a GOOD thing. When the tornadoes ripped through here a couple of years ago, nobody experienced any problems from "armed citizens". In fact, that the citizens WERE capable of defending hearth and home was a GOOD thing. Granted, we weren't hit extremely hard, but there was no power for several days, lots of roads were obstructed...life certainly wasn't "normal".

And in Alabama, fergoshsakes!
 

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Anti-LIBERTY MORONS are everywhere!

The mayor should be BOOTED OUT.

yours, sw
 

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Like Hell they will!

Heads up, Alabama residents! The vermin are loose in our great state--the Guntersville mayor, that is.
Proposed Guntersville ordinance sparks controversy - Huntsville News | WAAYTV.com and ABC 31: Local News
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy.
The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power.
Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes.
But it would also give police officers more power.
The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary.

Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves.
"We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It's just to protect the workers working out there in a disaster," Dollar said.
Paul Landry opposes the proposed ordinance. He's a music teacher at the Guntersville Music Academy.
"Well, it seems like an infringement on the 2nd Amendment and that's the biggest problem I have with it," Landry said.
The Mayor says Guntersville needs the new law.
Dollar wants to model after the city of Tuscaloosa where it's already on the books.
The proposed ordinance will be on the March 4th agenda at the next Guntersville City Council meeting.
My sugestion is that a group on citizens (at least 10 or 12 the more the better) get together to visit the mayor and police chief (peacefully) and inform them face to face that you will not comply with such nonsense and that if they try to enforce it you will not obey and will resist. Now why do I say this? because when they have to look you in the eye you have now put a human face on the problem. They can no longer treat stupid and unconsitutional laws as an abstraction and make believe it harms nobody. Remember New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina? The corrupt New Orleans Police Department tried to confiscate everybodys guns without proper cause. They only got away with it because people had such respect for the uniform that they alowed their rights to be trampled upon. They even tried to get the General Commanding the National Guard to help. He refused! The bully boys of the New Orleand P.D. even made the evening news slamming a 72 yr old grandmother to the floor to get her self defence pistol. Their crap stopped when a well known attorney in New Orleans who was guarding his own home warned the P.D. on the news that he would shoot them if they tried to kick in his door and confiscate anything! That is when they backed off. Remember to the athorities possesion is 9/10 ths of the law. They don't care about your rights if they have your guns and then make you go through hoops to get them back. (if they haven't already been sold or destroyed) Be prepared Boys & Girls. You may have to tell the authorities where the hell to "get off":censored:
 

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Cadillac811, welcome to GunHub!! And thank you for your comments; you certainly have a perspective of how easily our freedom can slip away. We all hope the travesty that is the SAFE Act can somehow be reversed.
I haven't seen anything else, but hopefully the Mayor is getting unforgettable pushback!
 

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I hope that the good people there DUMP the mayor out, as "unfit to hold any office of trust".

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shep854,

I hope that the good people there DUMP the mayor out, as "unfit to hold any office of trust".

yours, sw
The BEST kind of pushback--sends an unmistakable message!
 

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"It's just another ***** control law. The Police will never ever use it against humans! Really they won't."

Or words to that effect. We know how that all works out, lynchings.

Geoff
Who is old gray and cynical this morning and getting worse.
 
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