The Hill: GOP bill would allow gun licenses as airport ID
By Keith Laing
The lawmakers said the legislation would end a "discriminatory" TSA policy that excludes gun licenses from a list of acceptable forms of identification for airline passengers ahead of the busy holiday travel season.
"Handgun licenses are a government-issued form of identification and no one has given me a valid reason why they cannot be accepted at TSA checkpoints," said Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), who is one of the sponsors of the legislation.
TSA maintains a list of 14 forms of identification that it considers acceptable for passage at airport security checkpoints, such as driver's licenses, passports and military, airline or airport employee identifications.
Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), who is a co-sponsor of the legislation, said gun licenses contain similar information as the other forms of identification the TSA considers acceptable.
"The requirements to obtain a concealed license are similar and often times stricter than that of obtaining a standard ID card," Flores said in a statement.To read full article click here