Jerry Lewis cited for having gun in carryon at airport

Jerry Lewis cited for having gun in carryon at airport

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    Jerry Lewis cited for having gun in carryon at airport

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    Las Vegas police say 82-year-old Jerry Lewis cited for having gun in carryon at airport

    5:56 PM EDT, July 29, 2008
    LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Police say they have confiscated a gun belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old entertainer's carryon bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las Vegas.

    Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said Tuesday that the actor was cited Friday for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las Vegas airport.

    Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn't fire.

    Marghilano says Lewis didn't know the gun was in the bag along with other props. Cassell says if the gun were merely a prop "it wouldn't be a weapon and we couldn't cite him for carrying a weapon."
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    I will have to see more info wouldn't be the first time a non gun was taken until they determined it was a prop or toy,the fact it was unloaded and no bullets might possibly cause me to lean toward the prop story,I realise these people fly a lot but you need to know what you are transporting in your luggage
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    I thought he was honorary French, what in the World would he be doing with a gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AP story
    Cassell says if the gun were merely a prop "it wouldn't be a weapon and we couldn't cite him for carrying a weapon."
    I'm going to have to call BS on that statement right there...

    TSA and Airport officials often go way, way overboard, just like the public schools that suspend and expel 8 yr old students for drawing a picture of a gun; and then try to convince sane people that the "drawing or picture of a gun" is just as dangerous as the gun itself. Or kids who bring to school a plastic key chain gun or knife the got in a gum ball machine and again espouse the "zero tolerance" lame doctrine.

    I don't know if the gun was real or not... but LVPD Bill Cassell can peddle that crap elsewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I'm going to have to call BS on that statement right there...

    TSA and Airport officials often go way, way overboard, just like the public schools that suspend and expel 8 yr old students for drawing a picture of a gun; and then try to convince sane people that the "drawing or picture of a gun" is just as dangerous as the gun itself. Or kids who bring to school a plastic key chain gun or knife the got in a gum ball machine and again espouse the "zero tolerance" lame doctrine.

    I don't know if the gun was real or not... but LVPD Bill Cassell can peddle that crap elsewhere...

    Tru Dat. I'll bet these yahoos would still call it a weapon for having a serial number, even if the cylinders and barrel were plugged with lead.
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    Poor Jerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I'm going to have to call BS on that statement right there...

    TSA and Airport officials often go way, way overboard, just like the public schools that suspend and expel 8 yr old students for drawing a picture of a gun; and then try to convince sane people that the "drawing or picture of a gun" is just as dangerous as the gun itself. Or kids who bring to school a plastic key chain gun or knife the got in a gum ball machine and again espouse the "zero tolerance" lame doctrine.

    I don't know if the gun was real or not... but LVPD Bill Cassell can peddle that crap elsewhere...
    I would have to agree too, no way TSA would "not cite" just because it is non-firing. You can still hijack a plane with a gun that does not fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I'm going to have to call BS on that statement right there...

    TSA and Airport officials often go way, way overboard, just like the public schools that suspend and expel 8 yr old students for drawing a picture of a gun; and then try to convince sane people that the "drawing or picture of a gun" is just as dangerous as the gun itself. Or kids who bring to school a plastic key chain gun or knife the got in a gum ball machine and again espouse the "zero tolerance" lame doctrine.

    I don't know if the gun was real or not... but LVPD Bill Cassell can peddle that crap elsewhere...
    I had one of those little round screwdrivers on my keychain and the TSA agent confiscated it. He stated it was a screwdriver and therefore not allowed on. I tried to convince him that the KEY next to it would do more damage than the screwdriver, but to no avail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SGCasey View Post
    I had one of those little round screwdrivers on my keychain and the TSA agent confiscated it. He stated it was a screwdriver and therefore not allowed on. I tried to convince him that the KEY next to it would do more damage than the screwdriver, but to no avail.
    You tried to convince a TSA agent? Gutsiest move I ever saw Maverick Its a wonder he didn't take your keys away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKMG19 View Post

    Any preferential treatment here?

    I'd prefer to hope that it's a glimmer of common sense instead.
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    TSA...plastic guns?
    TSA won't let you board with a T-shirt and a gun picture on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    TSA...plastic guns?
    TSA won't let you board with a T-shirt and a gun picture on it.
    Could be worse I suppose. Try boarding with a picture of a prophet on it and see how far you get...

    then again...I don't worry about it because I don't fly anymore unless ABSOLUTELY necessary(as in life or death situation). I don't think I've flown more than once since this Abominable Snowman (TSA) started up.

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    What would happen if we all refused to fly? Kinda hard to pay the Abominable Snowman to "protect" air travelers if there aren't any air travelers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Could be worse I suppose. Try boarding with a picture of a prophet on it and see how far you get...
    I want to try to fly wearing one of those infidel shirts (), no that is not me in the pic.
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