Sometimes I can hardly believe the stupidity of the people that get elected to national office. This guy is a prime example:
“It is my belief that federal law prohibits individuals from carrying firearms in all areas of an airport and that TSA has the authority to enforce these restrictions,” Thompson wrote. “To do otherwise would hamper TSA’s ability to keep our airports secure.”
TSA’s inability to protect the general public from individuals carrying concealed weapons into an airport would pose a serious and unnecessary security threat,” Thompson wrote. “If TSA management believes that no current law exists to clearly designate areas of an airport within the control and authority of federal transportation officials, the committee may seek legislative action to correct this omission.”
What does his “belief” have to do with reality? He can just look up the law and read it–unless he is unable to read. There are “secure” areas and there is everywhere else. Regardless of the reality of whether these “secure” area are really secure or not how can a firearm ban for the entire airport be enforced unless they moved the metal detectors and x-ray machines outward to include the ticket counters and baggage claim areas?
Did this bigot get his thinking skills from a dumpster behind the Violence Policy Center? How does he think all the hunters, people attending shooting matches, and training get their firearms to a remote location? They are transported as per the TSA rules on firearms.