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Scottsboro council may repeal 30-year-old gun ordinance

The ordinance, first enacted in 1979, puts restrictions on having weapons at or near public demonstrations. (Source: MGN Online) The ordinance, first enacted in 1979, puts restrictions on having weapons at or near public demonstrations. (Source: MGN Online)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The Scottsboro City Council will be looking to repeal an ordinance that has been on the books for more than 30 years. Council members said the ordinance conflicts with Alabama's new gun law.

The ordinance, first enacted in 1979, puts restrictions on having weapons at or near public demonstrations. Police Chief Ralph Dawe said they found that the provision preventing people from having a weapon within 1,000 feet of a public demonstration isn't compatible with the new law.

Chief Dawe feels that rewording the ordinance would not have any real effect, so repealing it just makes sense.

"We have an ordinance officer and we're cleaning up, going through all of our ordinances, trying to get organized. As we come across old ordinances that are conflicting, then we bring it to the attention of the city attorney and then the city council," said Dawe.

The issue was brought up at Monday's council meeting.

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