If you’ve been by Redflex HQ lately, you might have noticed some new signage at every entrance, front and back. The signs, seen here, prohibit visitors from bringing guns into the building. If you’re not from Arizona, that might sound a little odd to you, but Arizona is an Open Carry state, and it’s presumed that pretty much everyone has quick access to a gun.
Given the tragedy that occurred earlier this year, and the unpopular nature of the service provided, it’s no surprise that Redflex doesn’t want any guns on their premises. Even before the shooting and statewide photo enforcement program, one could never simply walk in to Redflex, but had to be ‘buzzed in’ if they wanted to enter the building. Clearly, Redflex is concerned about safety in their offices.
That’s all well and good, but the point here is this signage illustrates how poorly Redflex understands the law here in Arizona. The signage seen on the doors at Redflex cite ARS § 4-229, and were created in response to a law passed earlier this year that allowed Arizonans to carry firearms into bars. If the bar owners didn’t want people bringing guns into their establishments, they simply posted a sign. But Arizona businesses have always had the option of prohibiting firearms on their premises, and Title 4 of the ARS regulates Alcoholic Beverages. Is Redflex selling alcohol to employees? Or does Redflex simply not understand how laws work here in Arizona?
It’s disturbing to see that DP$ is in bed with a company that tries to enforce laws that they don’t fully understand.