In a letter urging the Governor to sign SB 291, an NRA backed bill that would allow holders of Georgia firearms permits to carry weapons in non-secure areas of the airport (parking lot, pick up and drop off lane, baggage claim, etc.), Senator David Shafer blasts Congressman Hank Johnson and other critics of the bill. Letter below:
Allow me to address the outlandish criticism offered by Senator Frank Lautenberg, Congressman Hank Johnson and President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, among others. With regard to the airport, Senate Bill 291 applies only to holders of Georgia firearms licenses, and only to areas of the airport where firearms are not prohibited or regulated by the federal government. The suggestion that Islamic terrorists might obtain Georgia firearms licenses in order to brandish weapons at baggage claim is as ridiculous as Congressman Johnson’s worry that the island of Guam might tip over because of the deployment of additional American soldiers. Please do not be deterred or cowed by the absurd claims of those who want Americans to be dependent on the government for everything from their health care to their personal safety.
Jim Galloway has the full story and a copy of Shafer’s letter.