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Copied and pasted for you. Excessive bull droppings highlighted by me.

ATLANTA - The nation's busiest airport dueled with gun rights advocates Tuesday over whether a new Georgia state law allows visitors to carry firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

City officials in charge of the airport declared it a "gun free zone" when the new law took effect Tuesday. Gun rights supporters, including a state legislator who helped pass the law, quickly filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the designation.

"My message is simple, 'Leave your firearms at home'," airport general manager Ben DeCosta told reporters at a news conference.

Atlanta officials said anyone carrying a gun at the airport could be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.

The new state law allows people with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns into restaurants, state parks and on public transportation.

John Monroe, an attorney for the gun rights backers who filed the lawsuit, argued the Atlanta airport qualifies as public transportation. There are also restaurants in the terminal, which Monroe said should be accessible to gun-toting visitors under the new law.

Rep. Tim Bearden, a Republican from Villa Rica and a former police officer, is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Bearden sponsored the state law.

He had told a newspaper he would carry a concealed weapon to the airport Tuesday when he picked up his family. But he told The Associated Press by telephone Tuesday morning, "There will be no reason for any confrontation at the airport."

The gun group argues that weapons should be allowed in the terminal up to the point where passengers pass through security to board their flights. The parking lot is off limits under the state law, but it allows travelers to carry a gun on MARTA trains and buses, which run directly to the airport.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said citizens can't bring guns into the terminal and argued that airports remain attractive targets for terrorism.
Gee whiz,I sure hate America and I'd sure like to shoot up an airport but I'm not allowed to carry a gun in there. I don't want to get slapped with a posthumous misdemeanor!
Allowing citizens to carry firearms "would create an environment that would endanger millions of people," she said.Let me edit that quote. Allowing citizens to carry firearms "would level the playing field and create an environment that would endanger millions of scumbags."

Franklin said she will lobby Congress to withhold federal funds from facilities that allow firearms on their premises.
 

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I voted, but its against us right now. It say 46% for carrying, and 54% say it would endanger people.
 

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51% on the good side...49 % sheeple.
 

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56 to 44 good guys as of this morning. I really don't understand how people can possibly think that making a law affects those who are out to break the law in the first place.
Terrorist - "Let's see - bomb, check. Nerve agents, check. 9mm pistol - oops can't take that with me, it's illegal." :thinking:
Tone it down a little.
Street thug - "Let's see what's on the checklist for today.... Home invasion, check. Assault and battery, check. Rob local convenience store, check. Oh, glad I checked my pocket and remembered to take my weapon out and leave it on the table. I'd hate to get in trouble with the law." :hairpull:
Laws only matter to people who intend to obey them. When will these idiots open their eyes and gain some common sense?
 

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If the new law allows CC in public places like restaurants, the airport execs have no grounds to squawk about it. It looks as if they're just inciting fear and loathing to try and make their jobs easier.

It should be simple.
Metal detector = No guns
No metal detector = Guns are OK.
 
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