Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Alabama voter arrested for open carry at polling place

Despite having the law on his side, an Alabama voter was arrested Tuesday and held for a “voting violation” for showing up at a Pelham polling place open carrying a .357 Magnum Taurus revolver.

According to reports, gun rights activist Robert Kennedy Jr. arrived at the polling site Tuesday morning when he encountered a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy who ordered him to surrender the firearm before searching the voter and placing him in a patrol car.

Kennedy, a founding member of the gun rights group BamaCarry, had previously been turned away from the polls in June when he tried to vote while wearing his firearm, but had been allowed to vote while armed during a runoff in July.

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