TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 29: Impact of Firearms Laws on Airports analyzes recent court cases on federal and state laws that have been challenged for restricting or prohibiting the carrying of firearms in public and other places.
The right to carry guns at airports is subject to the U.S. Constitution, federal and state legislation, and judicial decisions. Some state laws allow guns to be carried openly in public places. Most state laws regulate how guns are to be carried in a vehicle or left in a public or an employer’s parking lot. These and other state laws also have ramifications for commercial airports in the United States.
Accompanying the report are appendices available online:
Table of Contents
|Legal Research Digest 29: Impact of Firearms Laws on Airports||1-1|
|I. SYNTHESIS AND SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS AND TRENDS||5-6|
|II. FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND RECENT CASES||7-14|
|III. STATE LAWS PROHIBITING OR IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ON PUBLIC STREETS AND HIGHWAYS, IN PUBLIC PLACES, AND IN MOTOR VEHICLES||15-20|
|IV. STATE LAWS ON THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARKING FACILITY||21-22|
|V. STATE LAWS THAT PROHIBIT FIREARMS IN PUBLICLY OWNED OR LEASED BUILDINGS||23-26|
|VI. FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS ON THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN AIRPORT TERMINALS||27-35|
|VII. STATE LAWS THAT PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN PERSONS OR THAT PROHIBIT CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREARMS||36-37|
|VIII. STATE LAWS THAT ALLOW PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENTS TO PROHIBIT FIREARMS||38-40|
|IX. STATE LAWS PROHIBITING AN INDIVIDUAL FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM IN A BAR OR RESTAURANT SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES||41-41|
|X. WHETHER THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM IN AN AIRPORT IS A DISTURBANCE OF THE PEACE OR VIOLATES OTHER STATE OR LOCAL LAWS||42-43|
|XI. STATE LAWS APPLICABLE TO INDIVIDUALS CARRYING A FIREARM IN VIOLATION OF THEIR LICENSE OR PERMIT||44-47|
|XII. RELATIONSHIP OF STATE STATUTES AND LOCAL LAWS REGULATING FIREARMS AT AIRPORTS||48-49|
|XIII. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RESPONSE TO PERSONS CARRYING A FIREARM IN AN AIRPORT||50-51|
|XIV. FEDERAL STATUTES APPLICABLE TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS IN AIRPORTS OR ON AIRPORT PROPERTY||52-54|
|XV. LIABILITY FOR PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM IN AN AIRPORT TERMINAL OR ON OTHER AIRPORT PROPERTY||55-61|
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