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GUN FREEDOM AT FLORIDA AIRPORT ?

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 06:37 pm
NAPLES NEWS

FORT MYERS — Guns and ammunition no longer would be considered
a prohibited “weapon” at Southwest Florida International Airport,
if Lee County officials approve a proposed change to a local law.

Lee commissioners are expected Tuesday to decide whether to set
a Sept. 27 public hearing to make that change to the airport ordinance
and to allow guns and ammunition on airport property.

Under an order Gov. Rick Scott signed in June of this year, Lee commissioners
already removed language in local ordinances that had prohibited
carrying guns in public parks.

Now, Lee County Attorney Michael Hunt said a change to the airport ordinance
is necessary to comply with the new state law, which says no local government
can control the carrying of firearms as of Oct. 1.

So although Lee commissioners are over the Lee County Port Authority,
which operates Southwest Florida International Airport, they
wouldn’t be able to control whether someone can enter the
passenger terminal with a licensed firearm.

“After Oct. 1, the State will have to try to figure that out,” Hunt said.

Any official who tries to enact local gun control measures can
receive a $5,000 fine and even be removed from office by the governor
.

Controlling firearms and weapons at airports has been a top priority
across the nation since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) comes into play on the matter when a person
enters the final security checkpoint before boarding. At least that’s
the case now, although a request by Atlanta officials could change
that later this year.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has become a case
study in state law vs. federal law at airports.

Georgia state law says licensed gun owners can carry firearms in
public areas, including transportation facilities. Hartsfield-Jackson
has long barred guns from the airport, but that ban is in conflict
with the State law.

Airport officials asked the TSA to adopt a gun ban at the airport to
trump state law. Gun-rights groups filed a lawsuit against the airport’s
operators. The airport won the case, although the gun-rights group
is appealing the decision
.

TSA officials have said that a ruling on the Atlanta airport case
could affect all 450 commercial airports across the country,
including Southwest Florida International Airport.

The Lee Port Authority has its own policing force with 32 officers at
both the international airport between Naples and Fort Myers and
Page Field airport, south of Fort Myers.

At least for the next few weeks, it’s still against the law in Lee
County to have a gun on airport property.
“If you come into the terminal with a weapon, you’re going to be
arrested,” said Vicki Moreland with the Lee County Port Authority.
“We have it happen periodically.”
The most high-profile example in Southwest Florida came in 2008
when onetime American Idol star Vonzell Solomon of Fort Myers
tried to pass through the security checkpoint with an unloaded pistol
in her suitcase. It turned out Solomon did have a license to carry
the gun and later was released to face a misdemeanor charge.

“Most of the time, it really is that ‘oops’ moment,” Moreland said
“and some people are licensed and they don’t travel much and they
just don’t know.”

[All emfasis has been added by David.]
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jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 06:56 pm
Mr. David I’ve only lived in Florida for two years now. I use to think Florida was 20 years behind the times, I was wrong. It’s 40 years.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 06:59 pm
@jcboy,
retirees with walkers and guns.

sounds like a plan...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:04 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:
Mr. David I’ve only lived in Florida for two years now.
I use to think Florida was 20 years behind the times, I was wrong. It’s 40 years.
The TIMES lead toward freedom
and away from gun control. U have more freedom of self defense now.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:05 pm
@Rockhead,
Hay, seniors wanna live to enjoy our GOLDEN years.





David
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jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:17 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
The TIMES lead toward freedom


Unless you're a gay american, then it's a very slow process.
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:19 pm
So a bottle of water is illegal but some idiot with a gun is lawful? Holy ****! Insanity...
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:23 pm
@Rockhead,
What ever happened to good old fashion Nyquil shooters?
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:46 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Can the governor remove an elected official from office? I don't know, but it sounds kind of shakey.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 12:47 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
Can the governor remove an elected official from office?
I don't know, but it sounds kind of shakey.
Yes, by statute.
Enacting gun control laws IS AN OFFENSE,
one of whose penalties is removal from office.

Such an officer of government is ALSO
open to civil suit for up to $5,OOO.oo, by statute.

Incidentally:
such an officer is also open to FEDERAL prosecution:
" UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 18
CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I
CRIMES CHAPTER 13 - CIVIL RIGHTS

§§ 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law

Whoever, under color of any law, statute,
ordinance, regulation, or custom,
willfully subjects any inhabitant of any State
,
Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights,
privileges, or immunities secured or protected
by the Constitution or laws of the United States
, . . .
shall be fined not more than $1,000
or imprisoned not more than one year, or both;
and if bodily injury results shall be fined under this title
or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
and if death results shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life."

[All emfasis has been added by David.]





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 12:56 am
@jcboy,
David wrote:
The TIMES lead toward freedom
jcboy wrote:
Unless you're a gay american, then it's a very slow process.
I 'm a CHEERFUL American, because I see gun control ending like nazism and communism did.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 01:02 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:
So a bottle of water is illegal but some idiot with a gun is lawful? Holy ****! Insanity...
Hi jacking planes full of people
(like the Moslems did on 9/11/1) is possible ONLY
with disarmament of the victims beforehand, by gun control.

If the victims are well armed,
then the predators are hopelessly outnumbered
and thay have no power to control the situation.

On 9/11/1, all of the deaths occurred BECAUSE OF GUN CONTROL.

Every predatory event
is a contest of power between the predator and the victims.




David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 02:58 am

Citizens shoud be free
to defend their lives and property
whether at airports or anywhere else.

What difference does it make where u R,
if u r getting murdered???????





David
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 05:40 am
@OmSigDAVID,
when was the last US murder at a public airport, dave?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 06:10 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
when was the last US murder at a public airport, dave?
It wouda been sweet if it had been around 7AM on 9/11/1.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 02:35 pm

It woud have been a better ending on 9/11/1,
if the passengers had SHOT Atta and his friends.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 01:33 am

The REASON that the passengers did not shoot the Moslems on 9/11/1
is that the passengers were all in perfect obedience to ALL
of the gun control laws: completely helpless.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 10:42 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Atta would have had a gun, too. And something tells me a man who took flying lessons to carry out a terrorist plot might also take care to hit the shooting range now and then.

In other words, he would have put a bullet in your abdomen and each knee cap the second you reached for your seatbelt.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 12:21 pm

Some people cheer for the victims (those who want them well armed).
Some people cheer for the predators (those who want the victims to be helpless). The latter are evil. Let's call a spade a spade.
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