In an opinion containing no legal analysis, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court’s ruling that HB 89 did not decriminalize carrying guns in airports.Â A copy of the opinion and all the other court documents may be viewed here.
The decision of the11th Circuit Court affects not only us, the GCO members. Many citizens of Georgia and surrounding states assume that the Airport parking lot is exempt from such ridiculous restriction. After all, if you can legally have a firearm in your vehicle while driving in GA, why should public parking be any different? We, the GCO, should spread the word and contact “off site” parking providers. We should develop a list of safe parking alternatives and widely distribute it throughout the South.