A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in the case of GeorgiaCarry.org and Atlanta-Hartfield International Airport.Â This doesn’t mean they lost the case, just that the judge doesn’t view that they are substantially likely to win.Â I see a few problems with this line of reasoning.
- One is that the TSA doesn’t currently prohibit guns in the non-sterile area of the airports
- Two, the TSA doesn’t appear to have any unilateral authority to do so.
- Three, there’s no law in Georgia making carrying a firearm in an airport a crime.
So I tend to think they have a strong likelihood of winning their case, but this goes to show how hazardous it is to depend on the federal courts for enforcement of gun rights.
UPDATE: The federal judge in question is a notoriously liberal Carter appointee.Â So take that for what it’s worth.