Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Supreme Court Declines Case

Greg Revell, flying from Salt Lake City to Allentown, Pennsylvania, was stranded at the Newark, NJ airport with his unloaded, locked, cased, licensed (Utah CHL) handgun in his checked baggage. He spent the night in a hotel but when he went to the airport the next morning to catch the next flight out he was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm. Revell pointed out that he was legal at home and legal at his destination and that the gun was unloaded and locked up. The cops said that because Revell had the key to the lockbox (as required by TSA) he was "in possession" of the gun. He spent ten days in jail before he could post bond. Charges were eventually dropped and three years later his gun was returned.

Revell was seeking permission to file a civil suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He lost every step of the way and today the U.S. Supreme Court denied his petition.

Pity. But there will be other battles.

Yahoo News.


Old NFO said...

That just sucks... My opinion, the ONLY way this is going to stop is for the Port Authority to lose a BIG $$ case on this. When you hit them in the pocketbook, they WILL wake up.

D.W. Drang said...

There are LOTS of folks suing The PA of Noo Yawk/Noo Joisey.
Alas, the Supreme Court does not tell why it denies a petition, so we can prepare the next case better.