When travelers and airport staff at Atlanta International Aiport saw Jim Cooley, they grew concerned. Not because the Georgia native and his wife were dropping off their daughter — things like that happen all the time at airports. Rather, everyone was freaking out because Cooley was carrying a fully-loaded AR-15.
As a result, Cooley was approached by airport staff and security on numerous occasions — all of which he documented and published online. Why? Because, as Cooley told WSB-TV Atlanta, “You can carry in unsecured areas of the airport. Past TSA, never.”
That’s right. Even loaded, Cooley’s possession of an assault rifle was completely legal.
Check out the report below from WSB-TV Atlanta: