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Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
I am wondering how many they do not find along with any other contraband they might miss.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
Is that a High Point in the nuddie scan, because either that gun is massive or that is one tiny person.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
Pulling handguns out of fat folds, and colostomy bags,........between confiscated cream coverd cupcakes, and donuts...
Let me prefix this by saying that I am suspicious of the the number of claims of "I forgot", as I doubt one generally forgets that they are armed. However, I also have a problem with the approach that it be an arrestable offense for someone who is legally authorized to have a gun to "accidentally" have it in their bag. I say accidentally here to give them the benefit of the doubt, because accidents do happen. They should be given the option to properly check it or take it back out to their vehicle the same as any other contraband and deadly weapon like nail clippers. If the TSA guys are that twitchy, they really need to take a pill. Deal with it appropriately, but don't freak out.
It's just the same dude, over and over. :D
Mental illness incidents are used to threaten gun rights.
The March of Dimes headed off the Universal Iron Lung coverage debate, just sayin'.
Alternately, for those with a toolshed and ideas.
That might be relevant if the intention was to enforce firearms laws, which are dubious in and of themselves. To date, the TSA hasn't stopped one terrorist attack. Sky marshalls would have been a better and less expensive approach.
Basically, they're boasting about violating everyone's civil rights. That's what it was ever really about, violating the 4th amendment.
I'd say good! I'm not a big gun control advocate at all, but in most cases I'd say that folks that are so careless/stupid as to leave a weapon in their luggage and try to board a aircraft with it is just stupid. IMO, they are lacking the brains God gave a billy-goat and they darn sure don't deserve to carry a deadly weapon until they learn how to be responsible enough to safely transport it.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson
So they find four guns per day. Is that all? Pretty crummy record if you ask me. I can find more than four guns around here on any given day and I'm not even "specially trained."
Does this mean that my domicile is more dangerous than a TSA "guarded" airport gate? Perhaps I should become scared.
No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
I know of DC poster who was arrested for leaving a small gun in his Maxi bag and trying to board a plane. It was an honest mistake. The charges were finally dropped and record expunged.
But assuming everybody is out for harm is completely wrong. I have posted before, El-Al profiles the person. Anybody from the Pilot to the Porter can stop anybody from boarding the plane. Multi layers of screening that you never see and never will. My brother was in Isreal 2 years ago and two cousins are there now. No need to remove belt and shoes and the line moves very quickly.
The DC poster made the mistake.Hired the right people. The case was dismissed for one part they realised that there was no intent to do harm. Listen everybody makes mistakes. Some will admit it, Some will deny it. Take your lumps and man up and move on.