It was reported in the NY Times, that the TSA is finding more and more guns at airport security points:That loaded gun in my carry-on? Oh, I forgot. It’s really quite bizarre that people are packing their guns and forgetting to leave them at home because they’ve got concealed permit and are so used to taking their guns everywhere. I think a spokesman for the TSA said it best:
Like other professionals in security, law enforcement and firearms safety, Mr. Castelveter was baffled by how anyone could forget that they were carrying a gun. “I’m a Vietnam vet, and when I went through training I was taught that my gun was my best friend — and God forbid you should ever lose sight of that fact. I would never, ever not know that I have a gun in my bag.”
I mean, really, how do you forget your gun? The fact that so many people are, in fact, losing track of their guns is a testament to the disregard that some people have for the power of a firearm–even more disturbing given the fact that these are the people carrying them. It would kind of be like a blogger losing track of his laptop computer–but even worse, since guns can kill people.
Gun-wise, this nation is out of control. To add to the madness, there’s now a push to allow concealed guns on college campuses. It seems like nothing is sacred anymore. Can you imagine debating during civics class in an arena where people carry guns? It’s undemocratic.
When will the madness end? When will more politicians like Bloomberg step up to say enough is enough?
(Pic from here.)