Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Up, Up & Away

Sometimes the muse of poetic justice is in perfect alignment with the gods of comedy.

This is one of those times. In the wake of the Heller case, Gun Lover's Delight, the National Rifle Association didn't waste any time. A recent Georgia law allows concealed weapons to be carried in public places, which is in sync with the ruling just issues by the Heller court. The limits of the law are about to be tested, according to this article, Lawsuit filed over Atlanta airport barring guns:

The nation's busiest airport dueled with gun rights advocates Tuesday over whether a new Georgia state law allows visitors to carry firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

City officials in charge of the airport declared it a "gun free zone" when the new law took effect Tuesday. Gun rights supporters, including a state legislator who helped pass the law, quickly filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the designation.

I think the only gun free zone that's going to be left after the NRA gets done is the grave. After all, why not airports:

The new state law allows people with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns into restaurants, state parks and on public transportation.

John Monroe, an attorney for the gun rights backers who filed the lawsuit, argued the Atlanta airport qualifies as public transportation. There are also restaurants in the terminal, which Monroe said should be accessible to gun-toting visitors under the new law.

Why not? If we're going to be supremely stupid about gun violence, lets go all the way.

I have to admit, this piece just made my day. The only thing better than this would be if there were a lawsuit to contest the ban on guns at the Supreme Court.

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