Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) “introduced a bill Thursday that would make it illegal for people to carry firearms into commercial airports throughout the country,” The Hill reports.
The measure would prohibit people from carrying guns into areas outside of the screening checkpoints at airports, including the airport lobby, baggage claim area and ticket counters. It would not alter laws that allow licensed gun carriers to check unloaded guns in a locked case in their baggage.
Law enforcement and “security personnel, as well as active duty members of the military, would all be exempt from the law if passed.”
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