Fri., December 18, 2009 4:47pm (EST)

Judge Rules Against Gun Rights Group, for Mass Transit
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

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A federal judge has ruled that Atlanta's mass transit system had the right to stop a Georgia man who was seen carrying a gun at a train station.

The judge ruled the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority officers had probable cause to stop Christopher Raissi after he tried to use the system while carrying a firearm.

Raissi is a member of, a gun rights group that filed the legal challenge.

Raissi was testing a state law that went into effect last year that allows people with gun permits to carry guns on public transportation. The law has sparked several lawsuits.

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to allow gun owners to carry weapons in parts of the world's busiest airport.