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    Another Bill to keep an eye on

    H.R. 5321: "To prohibit certain individuals from possessing a firearm in an airport, and for other purposes" will allow the feds, (Homeland Security and TSA) to ban all carry guns for everyone who is not active LEO in AND AROUND airports and, apparently, even on roads such as Dulles toll road.

    Thankfully there are only 3 co-sponsors at this point.

    It could also create problems for private / charter flights.


    H.R. 5321: "To prohibit certain individuals from possessing a firearm in an airport, and for other purposes"

    May 18, 2010 - Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack.

    HR 5321 IH

    111th CONGRESS

    2d Session

    H. R. 5321

    To prohibit certain individuals from possessing a firearm in an airport, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    May 18, 2010

    Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia (for himself, Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York, Mr. SCOTT of Georgia, and Mr. LEWIS of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


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    A BILL

    To prohibit certain individuals from possessing a firearm in an airport, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Airport Security Act of 2010’.

    SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AT AIRPORTS.

    (a) Program To Prohibit Possession- Section 44903 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(m) Program To Prohibit Possession of Firearms at Airports-

    ‘(1) ESTABLISHMENT- The Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) shall establish and carry out a program to prohibit, except as provided in paragraph (3), any individual from possessing a firearm at a covered airport, including any individual who enters the airport, or who exits public transportation at the airport, for the following purposes:

    ‘(A) Air travel.

    ‘(B) Meeting another individual.

    ‘(C) Picking up cargo.

    ‘(D) Employment at the airport.

    ‘(2) REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRPORT OPERATORS- In carrying out the program established under paragraph (1), the Assistant Secretary shall require each airport operator to--

    ‘(A) conspicuously display notices summarizing the program--

    ‘(i) at each entrance to the airport; and

    ‘(ii) in such form, and containing such information, as the Assistant Secretary shall by regulation prescribe; and

    ‘(B) require law enforcement personnel to--

    ‘(i) monitor the airport to prevent violations of paragraph (1); and

    ‘(ii) escort any individual described in paragraph (3)(B)(ii) who is discovered by such personnel to be in possession of a firearm referred to in paragraph (3)(B)(i), to ensure that such individual continues to be excepted from paragraph (1) by reason of paragraph (3)(B).

    ‘(3) EXCEPTIONS- The following individuals shall not be prohibited by paragraph (1) from possessing a firearm under such paragraph:

    ‘(A) INDIVIDUALS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM- An individual who, by regulation, is authorized by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration or the Assistant Secretary to carry a firearm at the covered airport.

    ‘(B) TRAVELERS- An individual who possesses a firearm, if--

    ‘(i) the firearm is unloaded, carried in a hard-sided container that is locked, and the key or combination to the lock is in the exclusive possession of the individual; and

    ‘(ii) the individual--

    ‘(I) is carrying a ticket in the name of the individual for a flight that is scheduled for departure from the covered airport within 24 hours or that has arrived at the airport within the preceding 24 hours; or

    ‘(II) communicates the intention to obtain a ticket for departure referred to in subclause (I) at the covered airport and obtains and carries such ticket or does not obtain such ticket for a compelling reason.

    ‘(C) INDIVIDUALS SHIPPING FIREARMS- An individual who possesses a firearm in a capacity relating to the shipment of the firearm in air commerce and who, by regulation, is authorized by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration or the Assistant Secretary to possess the firearm at the covered airport in such capacity.

    ‘(D) LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS- An on-duty law enforcement officer of a State or political subdivision of a State, or an officer or employee of the Federal Government, who is authorized to carry a firearm.

    ‘(E) CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION- An individual passing through an airport on public transportation.

    ‘(F) ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUALS- An individual who is otherwise authorized by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration or the Assistant Secretary to possess a firearm at a covered airport.

    ‘(4) ISSUANCE OF REGULATIONS- Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) shall issue regulations to carry out this subsection.

    ‘(5) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection:

    ‘(A) AIRPORT- The term ‘airport’ means an airport and any appurtenant building or area that is related to the operation of the airport, including a building or area on the site of the airport designed to--

    ‘(i) receive passengers or cargo before or after a flight; or

    ‘(ii) facilitate arrival at or departure from the airport, including--

    ‘(I) a road or section of road used primarily for arrival at or departure from the airport;

    ‘(II) an airport parking area; and

    ‘(III) a public transportation stop.

    ‘(B) AIRPORT OPERATOR- The term ‘airport operator’ means the operator of a covered airport.

    ‘(C) ASSISTANT SECRETARY- The term ‘Assistant Secretary’ means the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration).

    ‘(D) COVERED AIRPORT- The term ‘covered airport’ means an airport that in the preceding fiscal year received an amount allocated or apportioned under chapter 471.

    ‘(E) FIREARM- The term ‘firearm’ has the meaning given the term in section 921(a)(3) of title 18.

    ‘(F) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION- The term ‘public transportation’ means a conveyance that provides regular and continuing general or special transportation to the public.’.

    (b) Criminal Penalty for Possession-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

    ‘Sec. 932. Possession of firearms at airports

    ‘(a) In General- Except as provided in subsection (b), an individual who knowingly possesses a firearm at a covered airport shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

    ‘(b) Exceptions- Subsection (a) shall not apply to an individual described in section 44903(m)(3) of title 49.

    ‘(c) Definition of Covered Airport- In this section, the term ‘covered airport’ has the meaning given the term in section 44903(m)(5)(D) of title 49.’.

    (2) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date that is 30 days after the date on which the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) has issued regulations pursuant to section 44903(m)(4) of title 49, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)).

    (3) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

    ‘932. Possession of firearms at airports.’.
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    Uh, has anyone informed Homeland Security, they aren't that big into airplanes anymore..... but watch out for trucks and cars loaded with bombs.

    It seems we're still fighting to get good security in airports due to things that started in the 1970 hijackings, and 9/11 proved they never got it down very good after 30 yrs.

    I get the feeling that the Fed's turned right on the interstate, and the terrorists took a left turn. Will it take another 30 yrs for them to catch up ?

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    The Feds should not be meddling in airport security in the first place. The airlines should have to pay for it, and be responsible if they set the wrong policies. This should all be private, and we wouldn't have even half these problems.

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