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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:13 PM

TSA, TSA, How Many Guns did you Grab Today!!!

The TSA, despite rumors that it has NEVER caught a single terrorist, does do its bit towards disarming the American public! Well over a thousand guns a year, about four a day - thirty just last week ( ):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2013/01/28/tsa-regularly-finds-loaded-guns-hand-grenades-and-more/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2013/01/28/tsa-regularly-finds-loaded-guns-hand-grenades-and-more/

(In the interest of public safety - actually my own safety - I added that sarcasim thingy. I support the TSE, and thought others would find this interesting.)

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Reply TSA, TSA, How Many Guns did you Grab Today!!! (Original post)
reACTIONary Jan 2013 OP
Stinky The Clown Jan 2013 #1
NightWatcher Jan 2013 #4
frazzled Jan 2013 #2
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #12
FSogol Jan 2013 #3
jberryhill Jan 2013 #5
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #6
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #9
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #10
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #11
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #13
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #14
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #15
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #16
jmg257 Jan 2013 #7
doc03 Jan 2013 #8

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:18 PM

1. If you're stupid enough to carry a gun to the airport, you deserve to lose it.

tSA may well be my very least favorite government agency, but their grabbing guns is not a worry and ought not be a worry to ANY intelligent person.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. But only after getting pistol whipped with it a little

First

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:19 PM

2. You got a problem with that?

Guns are not allowed on airplanes. I don't want to fly in a plane where a passenger has a weapon. I applaud the TSA for the good job it has done in confiscating weapons from passengers before they board.

Everybody knows that guns are not allowed on planes. So anyone trying to bring one on board deserves to have it confiscated.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:36 PM

12. Nope, I don't. But there seems to be...

...more than a few on DU that do. This OP was for their edification.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. Oh noes! More gun grabbing fears!

1. The TSA doesn't catch terrorists, they try to prevent terrorism.
2. Any idiot trying to take a weapon on a plane deserves to have it taken away.

Try and get you NRA talking points straight next time.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:26 PM

5. Am I supposed to be bothered by this in some way?

I may be mistaken, but among the various things the TSA does, I would assume there is broad favorable agreement they should be taking guns away from people attempting to board aircraft.

Most of the time, these are guns that people have inadvertently left in baggage they use for other purposes when not flying, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for "responsible gun owners" who can't keep track of their guns.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:26 PM

6. Either this is snark or the OP is profoundly stupid and PPR-bait. Nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:33 PM

9. Snark...

... I spent quite a bit of time on DU yesterday defending the TSA and, coincidentally, this morning's paper had the article I posted.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:35 PM

10. You may want to update with a sarcasm tag.nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:35 PM

11. Why bother defending something that's indefensible?

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:39 PM

13. Actually, that doesn't need defending...

...the public overwhelmingly supports the airport security that the TSA provides.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:23 PM

14. People who think "Security theater" protects them support the TSA

It's a useless agency with a bad case of "mission creep".

As someone else has said: I'm an American citizen traveling in my own country. I am not a potential criminal.

TSO's are not "officers" they are clerks, working for an agency that is doing its best to turn itself into the Stasi.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:03 PM

15. Its a "useless" agency that...

...confiscates well over a thousand guns a year from those attempting to board planes. Very theatrical.

When someone makes a claim like the TSA is attempting to turn itself into "the Stasi", it makes me suspect that they have an exaggerated, perhaps extremist, point of view that isn't anchored in reality.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:56 PM

16. Yeah, right.

The DHS and the TSA treat ALL travelers as potential criminals.

Here's a question: Do you opt out or go through the "Nude-O-Scope"?

If you don't opt out you are helping the "surveillance industry" accustom us all to these invasions of privacy and the ability of the state to treat everyone as a suspect. The idea of "innocent until proven guilty" is reversed at airline "checkpoints". And don't tell people not to fly if they don't want to be searched. The right to travel freely is the mark of a free society.

The TSA wants to extend searches to trains, buses, and eventually to private vehicles.

Do you support the 4th Amendment?

Do you support the 1st Amendment?

Or are you only interested in the 2nd?

If you want an insight into the madness that is the TSA I suggest you go here - https://takingsenseaway.wordpress.com




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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:27 PM

7. Not enough.

If you are such a dumbass that you try to sneek a gun onto a plane ..you deserve to have every one you own taken from you.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 PM

8. Well thank god they stopped some nut job from taking a gun or

grenade on a plane. I suppose the NRA opposes that!

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