[Ed. – Apparently, weapons permits are the only common form of ID TSA doesn’t currently accept. But if permitting and registration were the super-duper “gun control” measures their advocates insist they are, wouldn’t a weapons permit be the most kick-ass form of secure, well-documented, thoroughly-vetted ID there is? Notice that paper IDs and temporary licenses are accepted — which are far less secure and verifiable at the point of challenge.]
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.
“A weapon permit is not an acceptable form of identification,” the TSA’s guide on identification states.
The guide lists a number of other similar forms of identification such as government-issued driver’s licenses and photo IDs, as acceptable. It also includes forms of ID such as temporary paper driver’s licenses, social security cards, birth certificates, marriage licenses, and credit cards as potential alternatives to government-issued photo IDs so long as two are provided. The guide does not limit passengers to those documents and states only that one of the alternative IDs “must bear your name and other identifying information such as photo, address, phone number, social security number or date of birth.”