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Telperion
08-11-2008, 8:20 PM
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gRBGpYXCqND81Gr2Q0EhViM9UftQD92GC6BO1

Brief summary: Georgia Carry sued Atlanta International Airport over its prohibition on guns in the non-secure areas of the airport, evidently in violation of a new state law. The interesting point here is they sued in Federal court on a 1983 claim instead of state court on a statutory interpretation claim. The judge today denied their prelim injunction request against the ban.

I skimmed over the plaintiffs complaint and it is pretty shoddy in my lay opinion. They're claiming, inter alia, incorporation of the 2nd amendment, and also that they have the right to carry under the militia clause of the US Constitution. All of this in an 11 page filing. :confused: I'm worried this could end up the next Silveira. Here's a link to the Georgia carry's complaint: http://www.georgiacarry.com/hjaia/Doc%2018%20Amended%20Complaint.pdf

hoffmang
08-11-2008, 8:59 PM
Georgia Carry has been pretty effective so far. I admit their militia clause argument is a stretch argument but its not outlandish. This is the level of specificity they need to be at on Incorporation at this stage and as such, Georgia is a pretty good place to shoot for incorporation.

It's not Gorsky...

-Gene

hoffmang
08-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Also, you should read the additional arguments made in the case so far:
http://www.georgiacarry.com/hjaia/

The arguments are well briefed from my quick scan.

-Gene

Liberty1
08-12-2008, 5:29 AM
Also, you should read the additional arguments made in the case so far:
http://www.georgiacarry.com/hjaia/

The arguments are well briefed from my quick scan.

-Gene

Interesting, I like the invocation of the "Millitia Clause of the Constitution" as a new twist in addition to, 2A, and 14th A.