- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court has dismissed a Georgia gun group’s lawsuit seeking to allow firearms in parts of the world’s busiest airport.

The group GeorgiaCarry.org sued after the city of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport banned guns from even unsecured areas in the terminals.

That was a response to a Georgia law passed last summer that allows people with permits to take their guns into restaurants and state parks and on public transportation.

A federal judge had already thrown out GeorgiaCarry’s lawsuit, and a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his decision Thursday.

Gun rights advocates say now they may try to get the law changed to specifically allow guns in the airport.


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