Flying To Georgia? It Could Be Terminal
May 3, 2010 in I SHIT YOU NOT
Well, along with Arizona, chalk up another US state I won’t be visiting soon – Georgia. The reasons for my Arizona-dodging are pretty obvious (I sometimes look a bit like an illegal immigrant, what with my hair and legs and stuff) – my reason for dodging Georgia? The proposed legislation waiting to be signed into law that permits gun owners to carry their penis-enlargers guns inside the airport terminals or the shooting galleries parking lots.
Yes. You read it right. From USA Today:
Lawmakers in Georgia have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry their licensed firearms at parts of Atlanta Hartsfield, despite the airport’s vigorous opposition. The legislation, which is waiting for Gov.Sonny Perdue’s signature, would permit carrying of firearms in areas that are not controlled by the federal government, such as terminals and parking lots.
The next bit is news to me, but I’m not surprised, really.
It expands on a state law passed in 2008 that allows Georgia residents with firearm licenses to bring concealed weapons onto public transportation, in parks and recreational areas and into restaurants that serve alcohol. Gun advocates have since been lobbying to expand the law to include the airport.
The case is being closely watched by airport officials nationwide.
Yeah. I bet it is.