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    Can someone point me in the direction of the statues regarding handgun possession in an airport. You know where one can carry; Safe-zones, authorized areas.....etc
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    Basically outside of the "restricted areas" is ok.

    The only law you'll find is where it says that we can't carry within the secured areas...therefore outside those areas are legal.


    Sorry, I have no cite for you but I'm sure Zig will be along in no time with one for you.



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    The airport owned by Wayne county. TSA/FAA rules apply in the sterile area. I don't have those at the moment.

    http://www.metroairport.com/pdf/WCAA..._Ordinance.pdf

    WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
    AIRPORT ORDINANCE


    11.8 No Concealed Weapon or Explosive. Except as provided in Section 11.8 (e), a person shall not:
    a. Carry on the Airport a deadly or dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on or about his or her person or in property accessible to them prior to entering a Sterile Area or Secured Area unless the weapon:
    1. if a firearm, is unloaded or, if not a firearm, is de-activated to the greatest possible extent; and
    2. is packaged for shipment in a locked container or is otherwise secured; or
    3. is in the possession of a Person licensed by the State to carry a concealed weapon.
    b. Carry on the Airport any explosive or incendiary, concealed or unconcealed, on or about his or her person or in property accessible to him or her; or
    c. Carry on the Airport any explosive, incendiary, or deadly or dangerous weapon on or about his or her person or in property accessible to him or her:
    1. when performance has begun of the inspection of the individual’s person or his or her accessible property before entering the Sterile Area; or
    2. when entering into or while in any Sterile Area or Secured Area of the Airport.
    d. For the purpose of this Subsection 11.8, a weapon shall include, but not be limited to, a firearm, a pellet pistol or rifle, a knife, cutting instrument, blackjack, bow and arrow, sling shot, metal knuckles or martial arts weapons.
    e. Section 11.8(a) shall not apply to those Persons authorized to carry a weapon on an Aircraft or to a law enforcement officer while on official duty. Section 11.8(a), (b) and (c) shall not apply to Persons who have received the express written permission of the CEO to carry weapons, explosives or incendiary devices on the Airport.

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    If you want Federal Law, it is here:

    http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text....6&idno=49
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    Thanks gentlemen, I deeply appreciate your time andeffort in assisting me with this matter.
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    cmdr_iceman71 wrote:
    Thanks gentlemen, I deeply appreciate your time andeffort in assisting me with this matter.
    The main issue is state law which controls firearms carry outside the sterile area at airports.

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    State law does not prohibit a pistol (nor other firearms) in the airport outside of a "sterile area".
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

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    ISMOID wrote:
    The airport owned by Wayne county. TSA/FAA rules apply in the sterile area. I don't have those at the moment.

    http://www.metroairport.com/pdf/WCAA..._Ordinance.pdf

    WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
    AIRPORT ORDINANCE


    11.8 No Concealed Weapon or Explosive. Except as provided in Section 11.8 (e), a person shall not:
    a. Carry on the Airport a deadly or dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on or about his or her person or in property accessible to them prior to entering a Sterile Area or Secured Area unless the weapon:
    1. if a firearm, is unloaded or, if not a firearm, is de-activated to the greatest possible extent; and
    2. is packaged for shipment in a locked container or is otherwise secured; or
    3. is in the possession of a Person licensed by the State to carry a concealed weapon.
    b. Carry on the Airport any explosive or incendiary, concealed or unconcealed, on or about his or her person or in property accessible to him or her; or
    c. Carry on the Airport any explosive, incendiary, or deadly or dangerous weapon on or about his or her person or in property accessible to him or her:
    1. when performance has begun of the inspection of the individual’s person or his or her accessible property before entering the Sterile Area; or
    2. when entering into or while in any Sterile Area or Secured Area of the Airport.
    d. For the purpose of this Subsection 11.8, a weapon shall include, but not be limited to, a firearm, a pellet pistol or rifle, a knife, cutting instrument, blackjack, bow and arrow, sling shot, metal knuckles or martial arts weapons.
    e. Section 11.8(a) shall not apply to those Persons authorized to carry a weapon on an Aircraft or to a law enforcement officer while on official duty. Section 11.8(a), (b) and (c) shall not apply to Persons who have received the express written permission of the CEO to carry weapons, explosives or incendiary devices on the Airport.
    I wonder if this would be pre-empted by state law...
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

    "Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine

    Disclaimer – I am not a lawyer! Please do not consider anything you read from me to be legal advice.

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