3rd Circ. Says Port Authority Can Confiscate Firearms

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 8:54 PM ET) -- The Third Circuit said Friday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey may continue to confiscate the firearms of non-New Jersey residents traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport, ruling a federal law protecting gun owners does not apply when walking through an air terminal.

In a precedential decision, the three-judge panel unanimously  held that the Firearms Owner Protection Act’s “safe passage provision” — a law allowing people to pass from state to state with their firearms — only protected people traveling by “vehicle,”...
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REVELL et al v. PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY et al


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2:06-cv-00402

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Katharine S. Hayden

Date Filed

January 26, 2006

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