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This is a discussion on Airport carry? within the Gun Laws forums, part of the General category; Let me give you an instance, and tell me if it's legal... Someone is going to the airport to pick ...
07-19-2005, 11:26 AM #1
Let me give you an instance, and tell me if it's legal...
Someone is going to the airport to pick up a friend/relative coming into town. The person that is doing the picking up has a MA LTC-A ALP. Can that person legally go into the airport to the arrivals section and wait for the person to arrive?
07-19-2005, 11:33 AM #2
I haven't travelled by plane since 9/11, so I'm not completely up on the rules and regs that have changed, however, I do not believe said person can enter the airport carrying, licensed or not. I believe (don't cast this in stone) that if you remain outside in the car and are just picking them up roadside, that's okay, but as I said, I haven't flown so I haven't checked."They say gun owners are compensating for something. They're right. I'm compensating because I'm smaller and weaker than violent criminals."
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07-19-2005, 11:35 AM #3
Thanks for the answer. Do you know where I might be able to look this up?
07-19-2005, 12:11 PM #4
I don't think that any laws have changed that would forbid carrying in the unsecured area of the airports. I know that folks in other states have reported that they do this without hassle.
However, TSA makes up rules "on the fly" so no guarantees that what is OK by them today will work tomorrow.
I try to stay the hell out of airports, haven't been in one since November 2003 (TF Green in RI) and due to the BS I didn't take one trip earlier this year and have no plans on attending a special Microsoft Summit this Fall in Seattle.
I just finished two Gabe Suarez classes (see Jim Conway's review just posted) and another student works at another New England airport (Not Logan). He admitted to me that Logan is still a disaster area for security, something that I'm convinced of from prior to 9/11. I have NO intentions of ever stepping foot on Logan property for the rest of my life!
07-19-2005, 12:12 PM #5
Best way to meet someone coming into Logan is to have them take the commuter bus (Logan Express) from one of the depots (Braintree, Framingham, Burlington-I think) and meet them there. Cheap, comfortable and reliable transportation off-site.
07-19-2005, 12:20 PM #6
Thanks for the reply Len... Unfortunately there is no other option other than this person going to the actual airport and inside to wait. she/he is picking up a 10 year old.
Just curious is all.
07-19-2005, 01:27 PM #7
I believe that Logan has thier own Police Department. If so, I would call them and find out....
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07-19-2005, 01:29 PM #8
Adam, how about flying into a much more friendly, smaller airport?
Manchester, Bradley, Worcester, TF Green all come to mind.
07-19-2005, 01:39 PM #9
There is NO Logan PD. The MA State Police patrol Logan, it is aptly named "F Troop" (not kidding).
I can guarantee you that if you ask MSP at Logan, the answer will be that you can't have a firearm within a mile of the airport property. Back in the late 1970s a MSP Trooper at Logan told me that it was illegal to have any firearms anywhere on MassPort property! I've never seen any proof of such a "Law" (it is NOT in MGLs).
If this were true, here's a short list of the restrictions on anyone with a gun anywhere in the car:
- You couldn't drive on I-90 (MA Turnpike),
- You couldn't drive on the Mystic River Bridge,
- You couldn't drive thru any of the tunnels in Boston,
- You couldn't be on any part of the airport property,
- I suspect that some of the docks in South Boston are also controlled by MassPort, if so they'd be off limits too.
Do you think this could be a problem? Ever hear of any enforcement actions? No? I didn't think so.
This was a made up law by an anti-gun Trooper. I was armed at the time, waiting to meet my late Mother-in-Law and had requested that he hold the firearm while I went to the gate. No, he didn't threaten to arrest me, just wouldn't hold the gun for me. BTW, I had earlier called MSP F-Troop and was told to do this, that there would be no problem having the Trooper hold the gun. An attorney friend (criminal law) that carries did this all the time at Logan back then.
07-19-2005, 02:00 PM #10
You could always call Massport and ask them - they manage the airport. Like I said, I haven't flown since 9/11 so I don't know how icky they've gotten."They say gun owners are compensating for something. They're right. I'm compensating because I'm smaller and weaker than violent criminals."
Don't make me release the flying monkeys!!