Tim Bearden Decides Getting Arrested In Front Of His Family Not Smart Move

After originally threatening to have a stand off at the Atlanta Airport and potentially get arrested in front of his family, Rep. Tim Bearden told the Associated Press by telephone Tuesday morning, “There will be no reason for any confrontation at the airport.”

Instead, Bearden said he will file a lawsuit in federal court to prevent the City of Atlanta from banning firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


  1. Clayton says:

    “Atlanta officials plan a news conference to announce that despite the law that took effect Tuesday, anyone carrying a weapon at the airport will be arrested. “

  2. Common Sense says:

    Yes, this is a poltical winner; guns at airports!

    Can Richardson try to take one into a public elementary school too?

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Consider it a matter of it not mattering who it is, as long as they are properly licensed by the state, and are carrying that license around with them whenever they carry that gun.

    OR, do you think laws should be applied randomly?

  4. Tinkerhell says:

    My only problem here is that Tim talked smack but then backed down. I understand being all excited about something and talking off the cuff but being the author of the bill he needs be certain of what he speaks before he speaks it. I’m guessing Mrs Bearden is the main source of his backing down. Can’t really blame her for that.

    Oh, and to Common Sense – it’s perfectly legal to take a gun into an elementary school as long as you are licensed, and basically going in & out – like to pick up your kid or drop off a forgotten lunch ect… read the Ga laws for details. I know, novel idea but there it is.

  5. tc says:

    I’m not so sure that Tim Bearden backed down as much as sprang a trap for DeCosta and Franklin to walk into blindly. He didn’t need to get arrested in order to spur a lawsuit.

    DeCosta and Franklin have made their (illegal) position known and now need to prep the city’s legal team for a legal flogging.

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