Transportation Security Administration

After airport shooting, plans remain underway to allow firearms in Florida terminals

After airport shooting, plans remain underway to allow firearms in Florida terminals

Before Esteban Santiago reportedly stepped out of a bathroom near a baggage claim carousel Friday and sprayed a crowded airport terminal with bullets, Florida lawmakers had already come up with their solution to the problem — more guns in airport terminals.

Current Florida law prevents people with concealed carry permits from bringing their firearms into airport terminals, along with schools, colleges, courtrooms, bars, meetings of legislators, and several other locales. But under a bill filed by state Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Valrico, airport terminals outside of the secure area guarded by metal detectors would be clear for carrying.

"I do personally feel like had this bill...

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