“More than a dozen House Democrats have introduced legislation that would ban people from carrying loaded guns at airports, except for law enforcement officers and Homeland Security employees,” washingtonexaminer.com reports. “Everyone else could still carry a gun, but only if they are unloaded and locked up in clearly marked, locked cases, according to Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., the bill’s sponsor.” Currently, Texas, Georgia and other states allow gun owners to carry their guns up to secure areas. This bill – which stands a snowball in Hell’s chance of passing – would end states’ discretion on the matter. And the reasoning is . . .
“Airports are the gateway to commerce throughout the world and the front door to the communities they connect for millions of passengers who visit the United States each year,” Johnson said Monday. “It defies logic that we would allow anyone other than law enforcement officials to carry a loaded gun within an airport. This bill is simple common sense.”
And the “common sense” reasoning behind the ban is? Nope. That’s it. Well and this [via breitbart.com] . . .
Johnson’s office said the measure is being backed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Violence Policy Center, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the GunSense Georgia Coalition.
I’m thinking that those groups want “gun-free zones” wherever they can create them, no matter what. Not to coin a phrase, because guns.
I’m also thinking that terrorists thinking about striking at an airport (who wouldn’t care one whit about a federal gun ban in any location) would probably choose an airport where armed Americans dare not tread. Like . . . Los Angeles International Airport. What are the odds?