Sunday, August 12, 2012

Right to bear arms gone wild - JURIST - This Day at Law

JURIST - This Day at Law

I'm glad my country has stricter gun laws unlike those in USA. Our constitution does not have a "right to bear arms" clause.

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On August 11, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia refused togrant a temporary injunction allowing concealed firearms in non-secure areas of the Atlanta International Airport. Gun ownership advocacy group (GCO) and state Representative Tim Bearden had sought to temporarily prevent the airport from enforcing a total gun ban while the court considered a lawsuit challenging the ban's constitutionality. GCO and Bearden argued that the ban also violates a state law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in state parks, public transit and other areas. The airport issued a request to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), asking the federal agency to sign off on the ban in order to preempt the state law. In a per curiam opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision.

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