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AL:Needed - Photo of Alabama Rest Stop Sign Prohibiting Weapons
Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:32:28 PM PST by marktwain

It has been reported that Alabama has posted their rest stops with signs prohibiting weapons. The signs are reported to read:

No weapons allowed past this point

I am writing an article about it, which would benefit from an actual picture of one of the signs, but I have not been able to acquire one yet.

If you are traveling where  you might see such a sign, I would appreciate it if you would take a picture and send me one. You can send the picture in an freepmail to marktwain.

A short note mentioning when and where the picture was taken would be helpful. I will gladly credit you with the picture if you so desire.

Dean WeingartenLink to Gun Watch


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: al; banglist; guncontrol; reststop
Pictures have been reported, but I have not been able to locate one. A link to a picture on the web would be almost as good.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:32:28 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Rest stops on interstate highways are generally federal property or easements, not state property. However, the state police or highway patrol have enforcement jurisdiction over them.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:41:35 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

The signs have been reported. We used to have them in Arizona, but we got rid of them, and it was the State Department of Public Safety (state patrol) that put them up and took them down.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:43:11 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

What a comfort these signs must be to some lowlife looking for his next rape victim in a rest stop toilet . . .


4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:11 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Happened to a woman I knew... well, the attempt anyway.

She had a Ruger revolver that she took to the bathroom with her, and the very large would be rapist only had a rope.

He backed off quickly and took off. He was never apprehended.

5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:57:35 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
I have it. I took the picture last time I was in Alabama, intending to post it on my blog, but I never did. It was taken at the rest stop east of Opelika off I-85. Sorry for the blurry, but it was taken with my iPhone.

Here is the link to the file.

Must credit: Backwoods Engineer.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 7:06:35 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: marktwain

I’ll be passing by one tomorrow. We’ll see.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:42 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

does “weapons” include closed fists? Michele Obama’s face? what??


8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:09:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: marktwain

“weapons” is far too vague


9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:09:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

LOL Moochelle!


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:50 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: marktwain

I live in Asheville, NC - these signs are everywhere. They are very annoying. Do people seriously think if someone has nefarious intentions, that they will see this sign and turn around and not do as planned?


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:14:01 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: backwoods-engineer

sent email


12 posted on 01/05/2014 7:17:20 PM PST by servo1969
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To: marktwain

Pity that someone didn’t get to use the would-be rapist’s rope to swing him from the nearest tree . . .


13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:29:00 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marktwain

OK. No weapons the next time I am in an Alabammy rest area. Just a Peacemaker.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:40:47 PM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: servo1969

No email yet.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:33 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Do they have the force of law? That is, if you are found out, can the proprietor do more than ask you to leave?


16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:45:22 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Good question...not sure.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 7:46:46 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: marktwain

It’s a GLBT protection law so that they can recruit children without fear.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:46 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

In GA, they do not. Business owners can ask you to leave, and if you don’t, you’re trespassing, but that’s the extent of it. Other states differ on this.

See the Applebee’s question here:
http://www.georgiacarry.org/cms/georgias-carry-laws-explained/frequently-asked-questions/#Places_Off_Limits


19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:59:50 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Good thing I never carry weapons with me. I only carry tools.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 8:02:35 PM PST by Render
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To: FreedomPoster

I supposed in GA, it’s more liberal (relaxed) than NC. There’s a waiting period here.

I don’t carry a concealed weapon, but I would feel safer if these ridiculous signs weren’t everywhere.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 8:06:56 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I’m sorry. I meant to say I sent an email to the person requesting your photo. I copied your post exactly and included a link to this thread. I also pointed out that you were post #6.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 8:10:25 PM PST by servo1969
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To: marktwain

Missouri solved this problem by just tearing down all the rest area buildings. Now they’re just parking lots with no facilities.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: servo1969; All

Thanks to everyone. I have the photo shown by backwoods-engineer and another is likely.

The power of freerepublic!


24 posted on 01/05/2014 8:18:36 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: FreedomPoster

nope, they just ask you to leave. like a regular store.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 8:25:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ought-six
Rest stops on interstate highways are generally federal property or easements, not state property. However, the state police or highway patrol have enforcement jurisdiction over them.

That is incorrect. While most interstates and many other highways are Federally funded, they are the property of the state, district, territory, or commonwealth that they are located in. The United States government does not own any highways.

26 posted on 01/05/2014 8:55:41 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: marktwain

As an Alabamian, I certainly cannot conceive of anyone actually paying attention to the signs.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 11:15:59 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: marktwain

Photoshop?


28 posted on 01/06/2014 12:27:14 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: marktwain

That sign does not affect us. Just carry concealed making sure these is no print. Ignore it and all gun free zones. They ignore your right to protect yourself and don’t give it a second thought. Time to ignore all gun free zones. What they don’t know obviously won’t hurt them. They feel protected by a sign...I am protected by other, less visible means.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 5:58:38 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
Time to ignore all gun free zones. What they don’t know obviously won’t hurt them. They feel protected by a sign...I am protected by other, less visible and more effective means.

Hope you don't mind my edit. I'm the same way. Carry everywhere. Screw the signs.

30 posted on 01/06/2014 6:43:35 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I live in Asheville, NC - these signs are everywhere. They are very annoying. Do people seriously think if someone has nefarious intentions, that they will see this sign and turn around and not do as planned?


Isn’t Ashville infested with leftoids?


31 posted on 01/06/2014 7:54:20 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Peet
Isn’t Asheville infested with leftoids?

Berkeley of the East.

32 posted on 01/06/2014 7:57:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Peet

Gee! Asheville is spelled correctly IN THE BLOCK I QUOTED and still I spell it wrong.

Apologies to all NC folks...


33 posted on 01/06/2014 7:58:27 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Peet

Asheville is a very quirky place, and there are a lot of lefties here, for sure.

But, it’s a very nice place to live...the irony is, if I could imagine what life was in 1950’s America, that is the life we have here in Asheville.

Also, I live in South Asheville, which is not as left as the downtown areas.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 8:03:59 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Did you read my comment? I said federal property OR easements. The interstate highway system is a federal easement, and was set up that way be Eisenhower for the purpose of federal transportation, especially of military assets during times of crisis.

The FHWA administers the federal highway system, including funding same and working with state and local governments federal to maintain and operate them. The FHWA also administers the federal land highways (i.e., those federal highways that are on federal land, and thus are federally- owned highways). The former example is the easement; the latter is the ownership.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 9:16:37 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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