Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two lawmakers from Florida have filed bills which would permit people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their firearms in airport terminals.

The identical bills, filed by Sen. Wilton Simpson of Trilby and Rep. Jake Raburn of Lithia, will be considered during the legislative session that starts next Tuesday.

Under current law, people with concealed-weapons licenses are barred from carrying guns in airport terminals, with exceptions for situations such as people shipping guns.

The laws would lift the ban though people could not have weapons in what are known as airport “sterile areas.” Those areas are regularly controlled by the federal Transportation Security Administration and include parts of airports where passengers board planes.

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