House Republicans introduced a bill earlier this week that would require the Transportation Security Administration to accept certain gun carry permits as valid forms of identification.
The Nondiscriminatory Transportation Screening Act, introduced by Reps. Diane Black (R., Tenn.) and Bill Flores (R., Texas), would reverse TSA policy regarding the permits.
TSA policy currently excludes gun permits as an acceptable form of ID.
The guide does not give a reason for the ban on gun permits. Most states list the identifying information required by the TSA on the gun carry permits issued. Some states, such as Tennessee, also include photos on the permits they issue and require permit holders submit their fingerprints to state police.
Rep. Black told the Washington Free Beacon she was inspired to create the Nondiscriminatory Transportation Screening Act after her own gun carry permit was rejected by the TSA as she tried to board a plane to Washington, D.C.
Washington’s permit does not have a photo on it, but maybe that could change.
The Washington CPL is certainly harder to get that any other form of photo ID in the state. In fact, Washington residents have all been informed that by 2017 we will have to have an “enhanced drivers license” in order to board a plane because our long string of Democratic Party governors have been basically handing state photo ID’s to anyone who can drag themselves into a DMV.