Democrat Wants to Turn Airports Into Gun-Free Zones With ‘Common Sense’ Bill

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According to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), it’s “common sense” to prohibit law-abiding citizens from possessing firearms in or around airports.

Johnson’s proposed bill, known as the Airport Security Act of 2015, or H.R. 2767, rides on the coattails of an incident that recently took place in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where Jim Cooley — legally — openly carried his AR-15 through the building.

Police detained Cooley, but let him go after realizing the gun advocate wasn’t actually breaking any laws.

Johnson’s argument for the bill is that airports equate to transportation, and transportation equates to our front doors. So in order to protect our communities we must turn airports into gun-free zones.

“Airports are the gateway to commerce throughout the world and the front door to the communities they connect for millions of passengers who visit the United States each year,” said Rep. Johnson. “It defies logic that we would allow anyone other than law enforcement officials to carry a loaded gun within an airport. This bill is simple common sense.”

Speaking of logic, if law enforcement officers, who are legally permitted to carry a firearm both on and off-duty, are allowed to be armed inside airports, shouldn’t the same standards be extended to those who are legally permitted to carry a concealed weapon?

Regardless, Johnson’s Airport Security Act of 2015 has the backing of gun control groups like the Brady Campaign, The Violence Policy Center, Center for American Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to name a few.

However, there are many who oppose bill as well.  Where do you stand on guns in airports?

(This article was written by freelance writer Brent Rogers, H/T: Guns.com)

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  • Eric Haulenbeek August 4, 2017, 7:38 am

    Most of us know what “common sense” means, but when a Democrat starts talking about common sense we have to realize that they’re trying to pull one over on us! In the Democrat playbook, “common sense” is an oxymoron which actually means twisting the truth so you’ll buy the crap they’re selling. Every time Barack Obama was about to lie to us he would say, “let me be clear!” That’s Democrat-speak for ‘i’m about to take you people for a ride!’ This Hank Johnson clown is no different than his pal, Barry. He just prefaces his lies a bit differently. Democrats are always so subversive in everything they do!

  • Don Richardson August 31, 2016, 3:14 pm

    If a politician says it is common sense it is about a 98% chance that it is not. #1 Common sense has pretty much been eliminated from this country by the public school system. #2 The chance that a politician is telling you the truth is somewhat less than 50/50. #3 If it really was common sense it probably would have been that way for a long time and they wouldn’t be asking to change it.

  • DRAINO June 21, 2015, 7:05 am

    This is an oxy-moron to say the least. The IDIOT that is trying introduce this “common-sense” bill thought Guam would flip over and capsize if we stationed more troops on it! SERIOUSLY! Look it up….its on youtube and investigated by snopes. And we are going to take this guys word on what common sense is???!!!! WOW!!!….If that’s not funny, you ain’t human. But I guess its even worse that people actually elected this MORON to office. How can these stupid people even operate a voting booth?

    • Arturo Carter January 9, 2017, 1:36 am

      THAT’S IT! I recognized his name but couldn’t figure out where from. I remember that crap for brains proposal he made about Guam. What a moron..

  • Will Drider June 21, 2015, 1:21 am

    “Its just common sense” is the all to frequently use political term that the target of the bill will be screwed for an idealistic feel good Law. This is just another politically motivated gun restriction. Is he not aware of the attacks that have occured at airports by the bad guys?

    I think we should put a 75% pay reduction on every politician in Washington and it is to remain in effect until they fix health care, the budget, the VA, IRS, BATFE, DOJ, EPA to name a few areas. And transparency means We the People get to see what the hell the Government is doing! ITS JUST COMMON SENSE.

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