Evans man charged with possession of pistol in airport

Monday, April 22, 2013 10:21 PM
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Man charged with gun at airport

An Evans man was arrested Monday at Augusta Regional Airport after authorities found a pistol in his carry-on bag, police said.

Louis Wade Adler, 37, of Farmington Drive, was stopped during security screening by Transportation Security Administration officers who spotted a .380-caliber pistol in his bag, according to Capt. Steve Johnson, of the Rich­mond County Marshal’s Office. The TSA screeners alerted county marshals, who took Adler into custody, Johnson said.

“He said he forgot it was in there,” Johnson said. “Actually, it’s illegal to carry a weapon anywhere in the airport, period, even with a permit.”

Adler was charged with a misdemeanor offense and booked into the Richmond County jail. He was released on $2,500 bond, according to jail records.

– From staff reports

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:18 pm
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bdouglas......That is not
Unpublished

bdouglas......That is not what the SC law reads.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:25 pm
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SECTION 23-31-220.The
Unpublished

SECTION 23-31-220.

The posting by the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control of a sign stating “No Concealable Weapons Allowed” shall constitute notice to a person holding a permit issued pursuant to this article that the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control requests that concealable weapons not be brought upon the premises or into the work place. A person who brings a concealable weapon onto the premises or work place in violation of the provisions of this paragraph may be charged with a violation of Section 16-11-620. In addition to the penalties provided in Section 16-11-620, a person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this paragraph must have his permit revoked for a period of one year.

Notice it doesn't say having to ask him to leave or charge with trespassing?

LLArms
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LLArms 04/23/13 - 01:35 pm
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I cannot comment as to SC law

I cannot comment as to SC law as I am a GA resident. I've also made it a point not to travel to SC unless I have no choice as I do not want to supply the local economy with my dollars when the SC government refused to honor my Georgia Permit and wish for me to be disarmed when outside my vehicle.

SC can pound sand as far as I am concerned. :)

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:49 pm
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Just pointing out that it is
Unpublished

Just pointing out that it is very good to know the laws of the state you are in.....I too don't understand why anyone would post a sign letting potential robbers know that it is likely that there will be no resistance to their armed robbery. It boggles the mind.

cj1
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cj1 04/23/13 - 01:49 pm
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fact checking

Captain Johnson is an "actual" Captain of the Marshal's Office and does NOT report to Captain Jones. LLArms suggested you email Captain Jones to educate Captian Johnson of the laws. That's laughable. Captain Johnson is not only the head of the law enforcment at the Airport but is also the airport's Security Coordinator and ACE certified. He is very knowledgable of the law and enforces it to the best of his ability. If you are worried about your rights do not be stupid enough to bring a gun into the airport checkpoint. When you break a County Ordinance or a State or Federal Law you will suffer the consequences! Do not attack Captain Johnson for upholding the law.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/23/13 - 02:35 pm
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Quoting the OCGA LAW

... with the intention of avoiding or interfering with a security measure...

If there is NO INTENDED AVOIDANCE,
then there is NO CRIMINAL INTENT or breech of law.

Passengers are allowed to transport firearms USA point to USA point by FEDERAL LAW. Therefore, to pack their pistol or firearm to say go in a HUNTING TRIP in Alaska and have it there with them seems to indicate they would be able to bring the firearm (UNLOADED) into the terminal to be shipped with NON-CARRY ON Luggage.

Which is what I have done many many many times in my career.

Please read the OCGA laws before accidentally (or deliberately) reciting anti-gun misinformation that infringes of the rights of law abiding citizen gun owners.

BTW: EGO@@ trust me when I say, I read OCGA regularly.

Let me start several of you on the path of GUN LAW education.
http://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/?title=16&chapter=11&section=126

harley_52
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harley_52 04/23/13 - 02:32 pm
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Threats Aside...

....can you provide a reference to applicable law, or not?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 04/23/13 - 02:41 pm
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@ NocNoc: MANY thumbs up!

Really, and thanks.

Frank I
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Frank I 04/23/13 - 02:44 pm
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careless

Captain Johnson's inaccurate remarks aside, I will say that it was rather careless of Mr Adler to have "forgotten" about a .380 pistol in his carry-on bag. I can't speak for everyone but I can account for every one of my firearms locations and an accurate count of each caliber of ammunition. To "forget" that he has a firearm that may pass a point of security in which it becomes an offense to carry, this may be a necessary lesson for Mr. Adler.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/23/13 - 02:49 pm
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Pending Law

NOTE : The words "SECURE AREA" are used and not terminal area.
This clearly indicates it is already OK in the UNSECURED and up to the screening area. BY GA LAW, which trumps ARC regs.

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/356

This area shall not include an airport
15 drive, general parking area, walkway, or shops and areas of the terminal that are outside
16 the screening checkpoint and that are normally open to unscreened passengers or visitors
17 to the airport. Any restricted access area shall be clearly indicated by prominent signs
18 indicating that firearms and other weapons are prohibited in the area.
19 (b) A person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section

LLArms
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LLArms 04/23/13 - 03:02 pm
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CJ1 imagine that, requiring

CJ1 imagine that, requiring people in charge of enforcing the laws to you know, actually understand what they are enforcing. Strange idea, but possibly a good one.

And no one is debating the man with the gun in the terminal, the problem is his statement that it is illegal to carry a firearm anywhere on airport property is flat wrong. So sorry I insulted your buddy, but his statement is incorrect. Period.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/24/13 - 10:12 am
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@HumbleAngela

I think you're reading that too fast. It clearly states that a sign only says that "the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control requests that concealable weapons not be brought upon the premises or into the work place."

The part you emphasized in bold applies only to an employee bringing a weapon into their workplace.

KSL
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KSL 04/23/13 - 05:23 pm
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LLarms

SC has stricter requirements for cc permits than GA. That is why they don't honor yours.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/23/13 - 05:45 pm
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KSL is right

And I peronally don't want any Georgia license carriers in SC anyway when they didn't have to take any safety course or have any training to get that license. That's the real reason SC doesn't recognize GA's license.

dwb619
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dwb619 04/23/13 - 06:31 pm
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SC CONCEALED CARRY

When did South Carolina change the law concerning carrying concealed in a business placarded "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS", or the international "no guns" symbol?

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/23/13 - 06:37 pm
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So tell me something. If a

So tell me something. If a person gets arrested and convicted for introducing a weapon at the airport, does his or her concealed permit get revoked?

Frank I
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Frank I 04/24/13 - 09:06 am
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that's a good question to answer Giants..

upon the first conviction the person's license, at least according to what I am reading would be temporarily revoked under the qualifications listed in OCGA 16-11-129
specifically: Any person who was convicted of violation of Code Sections:
16-11-102 (pointing a gun at someone),
16-11-126 (carrying a weapon without a license),
16-11-127 (carrying a weapon or long gun in an unauthorized location),
and has not been free of all restraints and supervision for 5 years from the date of application

also: * If first offender treatment without adjudication of guilt for a conviction (of the * marked convictions above) was entered and such sentence was successfully completed and such person has not had any other conviction since the completion of such sentence and for at least five years immediately preceding the date of the application, he or she shall be eligible for a weapons carry license provided that no other license exception applies

any second and subsequent conviction of the same offense: (2) For the second offense within five years, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained, and for any subsequent offense, he or she shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than two years and not more than five years.
The resulting felony would automatically disqualify a person from eligibility for a GWL..

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/24/13 - 10:38 am
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@dwb619

The signage laws were enacted in 1996 and amended in 2002, according to the code of laws, Section 23-31-235

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c031.php

LLArms
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LLArms 04/24/13 - 10:39 am
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"SC has stricter requirements

"SC has stricter requirements for cc permits than GA. That is why they don't honor yours."

By stricter, you mean taxing the residents via an 8 hour mandatory training class.

While I applaud them for making sure people who carry know which end of the barrel points at the bad guy, the impression that somehow SC toters are somehow a level above due to this additional step is a joke.

Its nothing but another type of tax to levee against those who could otherwise not afford to get their CC - probably rooted in some sort of historical events like some of the old GA carry laws.

dwb619
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dwb619 04/24/13 - 05:19 pm
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Mandatory training

75% of the training class involves the "legal" use of lethal force in the state of South Carolina.

dwb619
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dwb619 04/24/13 - 05:24 pm
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Signs

The way I understand South Carolina law 23-31-220, if a sign is posted banning concealed weapons you would be in violation if you "carried' on the premises of the establishment.
Right, or am I mis-understanding something?

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/25/13 - 11:37 am
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@dwb

You are in violation of the posted sign and that's about it. The only place they can do anything more than just asking you to leave is if it's in your workplace, where they can obviously fire you. OR any of the number of other prohibited places to carry a weapon that are outlined by the law (and not just a sign). This (along with ensuring you are skilled at gun safety and marksmanship) is one of the chief reasons an 8 hour course is required in SC...so you are versed on where you can and cannot legally carry a concealed weapon. And that the castle doctrine applies to your vehicle or any other form of conveyance (like your bicycle, skateboard or pogo stick), and not just your dwelling.

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