This is a discussion on Carry permit confiscated apparently by being critical of TSA security within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Trav i dont either, its the fact that they also revoked his state issued ccw. On the surface, I agree with you; ...
The media exposes security leaks on the nightly news all the time. They set up security by passing so called investigative reporters through check-points with all sorts of banned substances and things that could be used for weapons and then report the results to millions of viewers with no apparent concern that terrorists or nut-jobs might be watching. But leave it to the government to ruin an average citizen for voicing his concern. Way ta go Uncle Sam!
On the face of it it looks like this pilot was deprived of several Constitutional rights including Due-Process. We asked for change and now were getting it. Our founding fathers would be so proud!
I don't see why they confiscated his carry permit. As for the rest of the issues, post negative stuff about your employer and don't be surprised that it is career limiting. Not the best way to win friends and influence people when trying to get ahead. Fair or not, he did not exercise good judgement in doing so.
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I wonder if Federal whistle blower laws would come into play here.
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patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
Once he lost his gun & badge he had no reason for the permit. That's California for you.
You mess with the bull... you get the horns.
Had he lived in a state like Virginia, he'd still have his CHP! the permit is not issued by the police or sherriff......it's issued by the circuit courts. They would have to go to a judge & show cause to revoke his personal permit.
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One could argue from TSA's standpoint he is being punished because what he revealed could be used by terrorists to exploit lacking areas of airport security.
However given Big Sis's track record, as well as TSA's and Eric Holder's, I'm sure this is just them sticking their finger in his eye because he did the same to them. This entire administration seems to be just that childish and petty.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
From what I read, that was the whole point behind what the TSA did. If he, as part of his being deputized, agrees to not distribute or publicly display known security issues, then he is most certainly putting his status with them in jeopardy by posting videos like that on youtube. If the TSA own the gun and the badge, then they have every right to take it back if they have reason to question his continued relationship with them. If his concealed carry permit was indeed issued based on his TSA status, then that being revoked or suspended as well makes sense.
I say 'makes sense' based solely on the specific situation, not in the general context of concealed carry. I personally don't believe that you should have to come up with an excuse to carry. I also don't live in CA, NY or any other place that chooses to keep law abiding citizens from owning and carrying firearms. I wouldn't ever live in any of those places because of the laws that they burden their honest citizens with.
Nothing big likes to have a finger stuck in its eye by something smaller.
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I can see TSA taking the gun and permit for carrying on the plane. But to take the state permit is nothing more than harassment IMO.
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