Redflex Posts Signs Banning Guns in Bars at its Phoenix Headquarters. Unless Redflex Starts Serving Drinks, They're the Wrong Signs
By James King in Speed Camera Pit Stop
Mon., Dec. 14 2009 @ 1:01PM
Redflex, the company responsible for the widely unpopular speed-cameras that, um, patrol Valley roads, has banned guns in its downtown Phoenix offices -- probably not a bad decision considering the company is in the business of pissing off motorists on a daily basis.
However, unless Redflex has a killer margarita recipe, or is opening a buffet sometime soon, it put up the wrong signs.
Camerafraud.com, a Web site devoted to putting an end to photo-enforcement cameras, reports seeing signs posted at every entrance of Redflex's Phoenix offices that cite ARS 4-229 -- the bill that allows people to bring guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
ARS 4-229 specifies that the sign must be posted "immediately adjacent to the liquor license posted on the licensed premises."
As far as we can tell, Redflex doesn't have a liquor license.
The signs that Redflex has posted on all of its entrances were made for bar and restaurant owners who don't want guns on their property -- not for run-of-the-mill businesses.
Redflex hasn't returned our call but here are some photos, compliments of Camerafraud.com.
Under Arizona law, all businesses have the right to prohibit guns on their property, but the ones Redflex plastered all over their entrances are specific to bars and restaurants.
So what's the big deal with the Redflex signs? Camerafraud.com says it best: "It's disturbing to see that DP$ is in bed with a company that tries to enforce laws that they don't fully understand."