An Atlanta man says he was harassed by police for openly carrying an AR15 rifle at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, in apparent violation of Georgia firearms law which explicitly protects that right, reports 11alive.com. “Cooley says he was approached by several Atlanta Police officers asking about his firearm, which he said he was carrying for safety, while at the airport.” . . .
However, Cooley asked the officers each time he was stopped if he was being detained. When the officers each answered in the negative, he continued on his way. He recorded each of the encounters and posted them to YouTube. Upon leaving the terminal and going to the parking lot, three officers followed him. None of the three would say why they were following him when he asked them, though they took photos of him and his vehicle as he got in and drove off.
Georgia law permits carriage of firearms at airports outside TSA secured areas.