Lautenberg Bill Would Ban Firearms in Airports

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.”

(credit image – associated press)

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One response to “Lautenberg Bill Would Ban Firearms in Airports

  1. Explain to me exactly how hunters from the Lower 48 will now travel to Alaskan hunting lodges with their firearms? This bill could wipe out an entire industry in Alaska. It would also effectively destroy most of the industry in the Lower 48. If I’m in Louisiana and want to go big-game hunting in Montana this bill would require me to drive there.

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