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Ala officials mum over guns in precincts

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Differing interpretations of the new law became a problem in Tuesday's primary after men showed up with guns in at least two precincts near Birmingham. (Photo: MGN Online) Differing interpretations of the new law became a problem in Tuesday's primary after men showed up with guns in at least two precincts near Birmingham. (Photo: MGN Online)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -

Alabama officials have mere weeks to sort out whether gun-toting voters should be allowed in polling places under a new state law.

Differing interpretations of the new law became a problem in Tuesday's primary after men showed up with guns in at least two precincts near Birmingham. Also, an east Alabama county first banned guns from polling places only to change the policy.

A law enforcement leader in Shelby County says someone needs to sort out the confusion before the runoff election on July 15. Two armed voters tried to cast ballots there.

But neither the secretary of state's office nor the attorney general's office is commenting publicly on whether armed voters should be allowed. A meeting on the issue is expected to be scheduled in Montgomery.

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