[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, Politistick reported on the actions of Jim Cooley, a father, gun owner and a man who, apparently, understands the meaning of the words “shall not be infringed.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]While dropping his daughter off at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, he did so with an AR-15 slung around his body.
Security, unsurprisingly, had questions and Cooley exercised his rights by calmly answering questions and promptly leaving when it was clear that he was not being detained.
Now, Georgia Congressman and all-around buffoon Hank Johnson has proposed legislation that would make it a crime to enter an airport with such a firearm.
Johnson is best known as the congressman who once expressed worry that too many troops on the island of Guam would cause the island to “tip over.”
Yes- tip over.
Johnson’s legislation, the “Airport Security Act of 2015,” would allow unloaded firearms to be taken into the area only if they are unloaded and locked in a secure case.
Speaking on the House floor, Johnson stated,
“Two weeks ago, a man entered the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, carrying a loaded AR-15 automatic weapon with an extended-capacity 100-round magazine,” Johnson said. “He did so only to make a point, and that was to show that he was legally able to carry his firearm in the airport.
“Mr. Speaker, actions like this, which follow shootings at airports in Los Angeles and Houston, undermine public security in the same way as yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.”
“Today I will introduce legislation to prohibit the carrying of loaded weapons in our nation’s airports. The Airport Security Act is a common-sense bill and I urge my colleagues to join me in keeping the traveling public safe.”
Liberals appear to labor under the belief that people can “catch” violence simply by being in the vicinity of firearms.
Nobody was harmed by seeing Cooley’s firearm. Nobody was injured. Nobody was endangered. If anyone felt uncomfortable with Mr. Cooley exercising his rights, the burden lies upon them to either deal with it or relocate to a country where individual firearm protection is not codified in law and guaranteed in writing.
It seems Rep. Johnson knows as much about our Constitution as he does Guam.
But then again, maybe it’s the American voter who is truly ignorant; despite his obvious intellectual deficiency, he was reelected. Twice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]