State Rep. Tim Bearden plans to test Georgia’s newly enacted gun laws, and apparently the patience of the officials at Hartsfield-Jackson:
“I have a permit, and I have family I have to pick up at the airport tomorrow [Tuesday],” Bearden told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “I’ll have one [a concealed weapon] with me at all times.”
Airport General Manager Ben DeCosta said if Bearden shows up at the world’s busiest airport with a gun, he’ll be busted.
Update: I missed the best quote of all:
“I can identify him, and I’ll have him arrested,” DeCosta said Monday. “We’re not fooling around. This is a post-terrorism environment.”
Ignoring the fact that “post-terrorism” is a stupid phrase (is terrorism over?) – Mr. DeCosta, if you have enough idle time to seek out Bearden, I have a very long list of things that need fixing at your airport. I use it twice a week or so, and between ATL proper and TSA it’s always a unique experience. One I don’t enjoy.