Judicial Activism in Georgia: Judge upholds gun ban in Airport

I can't figure out how the federal judge could reach this decision. The state law says that one can carry a gun in the nonsecure areas of the terminals. I don't see what the judge's concerns have to do with anything. Fox News has a piece on the decision here:

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday upheld a gun ban at the world's busiest airport, dealing a blow to gun rights groups who argued a new Georgia law authorized them to carry weapons in certain parts of the Atlanta airport.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob expressed concern that allowing guns at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could cause significant economic damage and could be a "serious threat to public safety and welfare."

His decision rejected a request by GeorgiaCarry.org that would have temporarily allowed gun owners to carry their weapons in the airport until his final ruling on the gun ban — a challenge that could likely last months.

The legal showdown erupted when the state law that allows people with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns into restaurants, state parks and on public transportation took effect on July 1. . . .



Anonymous Harry Schell said...

The judge was quoted in the LA Times as citing "public safety" as a hazard of allowing CCW holders to carry.

That is hilarious and out of the Brady Handbook to Ban Guns. No history to support the reason...history solidly refutes the rationale.

And where next will this judge interfere with state pre-emption law?

8/12/2008 9:59 AM  

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