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    If a city can't impose restrictions on firearms, how can Flint Bishop Airport put signs up claiming "Pistol Free Zone"? Any insight to this?

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    Is it actually owned by Flint? I had thought most airports were privately owned.
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    Spoke to the airport.. Public property but is now managed under a board of directors as opposed to the city....

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    I have spoken directly to the airport police about this and it is private property. If you enter the building with "any" weapon, they will ask you to leave and escort you to the door. If you refuse to leave, then....You have a problem.

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    So which is it?

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    I think I will call city hall in the morning

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    Spoke to the Director this morning. The deal is this:

    The airport is owned by the city but leased the property to the "Airport Authority" for 99 years. The governing body is made up of the Mayor of Flint and appointees from the City and County.

    This seems like a government building to me. I will speak with the public safety director later this afternoon

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    Here is a case that may help in regards to preemption and government controlled entities. Granted it is inreference to the Federal government, but it’s an argument non the less.


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    Venator wrote:
    Here is a case that may help in regards to preemption and government controlled entities.* Granted it is in*reference to the Federal government, but it’s an argument non the less.

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    Mike Stollenwerk wrote this about this decision in an article about AMTRAK and firearms…“It found that where the Government creates a corporation by special law (i.e., AMTRAK) for the furtherance of governmental objectives, and retains for itself permanent authority to appoint a majority of that corporation's directors, the corporation is part of the Government for purposes of the First Amendment”*http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1525.ZS.html

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    Nice find. I feel like this is definitely in our favor here.

    This airport is by and large a government entity, and therefore subject to the State's laws, specifically MCL 123.1102. The signs posted are unenforceable.

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