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Duped by Bad Examples

This blogger seems to have bought the line that the laws passed recently in Georgia and Florida were intended to target airports and Disney, when they are not.  Disney is not exempt from Florida’s law which allows holders of a Florida Concealed Weapons License to leave their guns in their car while at work, but it is not specifically targeted by it.

Nor did the Georgia law in question specifically target airports.  It removed restrictions creating gun free zones out of public transportation vehicles and infrastructure.  Atlanta’s airport has decided the law need not apply to them.  Law or no law, they are determined to arrest people.  That a legal authority is determined to arrest people who have broken no law should scare the hell out of any American.  I should also note that this does not apply to the sterile area of the airport past the security perimeters.  Airline security is a matter of federal law and regulations, and remains in place.

I may not agree with the Florida law mandating that people be permitted to have guns in privately owned parking lots, but nor do I agree with the hysterics from Disney, the media, and a lot of other people, that somehow allowing this is going to lead to bloodbaths.  Despite the Brady Campaign’s machinations, they’ve never been right once.  Not once, about the issue of concealed carry laws leading to more violence.

Hat Tip: Another Gun Blog

3 Responses to “Duped by Bad Examples”

  1. Mike w. says:

    “That a legal authority is determined to arrest people who have broken no law should scare the hell out of any American.”

    You would think they’d understand this. They flat out told the guy “we don’t care if the law says it’s legal, we’re going to arrest you anyway.” I don’t see how this can possibly be acceptable to any American citizen, regardless of party affiliation or the issue involved.

  2. chris says:

    the FL law does not allow employees to do anything… it was previously legal for them to carry guns in their car to work…

    it prohibits the employer from searching their car and firing them if guns are found…

  3. B Smith says:

    “That a legal authority is determined to arrest people who have broken no law should scare the hell out of any American.”

    See New Orleans & environs, post-Katrina. Cops started dressing in black BDU’s and boots, carrying M-16s / M-4s, and it seems to be a logical progression that even if no offense occurs, they’ll make one up.
    I’ve had several cops hassle me, and ‘get in my face’ during traffic stops, or even just walking across a parking lot after dark. I am ALWAYS polite, because you CANNOT WIN resisting cops. It galls me to no end, having to swallow this shit, but it terrifies me that one might find a firearm, or even a shell casing or target in my vehicle, and manufacture an incident that will land me in jail, or dead. (Had to submit to a search one time because the trooper at a DUI checkpoint saw a target on the floor behind my seat)
    I’ve heard all the “most cops are good, few bad apples, yadda yadda” speeches, but too many bad experiences have added up, and now I try avoid police like the plague, wherever, whenever.
    Sorry. Rantin’ again.

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