Should Airport Passengers Be Allowed to Travel with Guns & Ammo?

“Quite simply, the Ft. Lauderdale airport is a gun-free zone," GOA's Erich Pratt stated. "In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center reports that 'Florida is one of only six states that completely ban concealed carry at airports.'”


Should Airport Passengers Be Allowed to Travel with Guns & Ammo?

Esteban Ruiz Santiago, who is suspected of killing five people and wounding eight others at random during a shooting inside Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport baggage claim area, made his first appearance in court Monday. ...

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Erich Pratt said in a statement that the problem isn’t allowing guns as checked items but rather how the shooter was able to empty his firearm — and pause to reload — without fear that anyone in that baggage area would be able to fire back.

“Quite simply, the Ft. Lauderdale airport is a gun-free zone," Pratt stated. "In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center reports that 'Florida is one of only six states that completely ban concealed carry at airports.'”

Pratt said the Ft. Lauderdale Airport facility is policed by a department that receives over $60 billion a year and tougher gun laws would not help the situation because the “bad guys will just ignore the law.”

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