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TSA -vs- US

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Just think, all of those guns used to get on airplanes all the time, and how often did anybody get shot? Sure could have used a few passenger firearms on 9/11.
     
  3. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Trying to justify their existence, typical bureaucrat behavior. TSA are the lowest of the low. If you want to know what it's like to live in complete tyranny, just visit your local airport. I no longer will fly anywhere; screw 'em.
     
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  4. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Me thinks if you are a CHL or CCW holder in your departure and destination states, then there shouldn't be an issue... One who is properly permitted is not a threat, you've already been vetted....

    Vetted to a much higher degree than TSA will ever be capable of anyway...

    Edited to correct auto correction
     
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  5. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    This makes, with all due respect, little sense to me.

    If guns were allowed on airplanes, do we think that suicidal hijackers would limit themselves to box cutters?

    Let's follow this a little further. So if they legally carried their hijack guns on board, then an in-flight shootout ensuing from possibly all directions would be a good idea, in an aluminum cylinder loaded with people, flying 560 MPH at 35,000 feet?

    Um, no.
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    No offense taken. How often have airplanes been hijacked by CPL holders? I'll bet I can guess. Even when people used to pack on planes, there were very few shootouts. Hijackers and suicidal zealots don't, to my knowledge, generally take the extra step of getting a demolitions cert or a carry permit before they go off to sew mayhem.
     
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  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    look at all the 380s.
     
  8. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Are you thinking they're so tiny people forget they have them on?
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    .380's.... I'm thinking a lot of women are carrying in their handbags and forget them. :D
     
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  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Or better vetted than the tsa workers are to do the job.
     
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  11. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    That or people are going small to get them onboard
     
  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wonder how many pilots would test + for alcohol or drugs if they checked em all? Probably should be a bigger concern.
     
  13. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife wouldn't be able to find it (in her hand bag) if she needed it.:rolleyes:
    She just about has to dump it out to find her car keys.:eek:
     
  14. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Guns were allowed on airplanes. All that resulted was an occasional side-trip to Cuba. The response to that should have been armed pilots and passengers, and a few dead hijackers; but creating a gigantic travel bureaucracy was more appealing to the ruling class.

    You are under the mistaken impression that TSA (and by extension, all of government) is here to protect us. This is not so. It's here as a jobs program for idiots and people with poor morals, and as a way to intimidate the peons. Even if TSA performed perfectly and let no bombs or guns on planes, the terrorists (motivated by US invasion and occupation of the Middle East, mind you) would just move their attacks to the airports prior to getting on the planes.

    If the US government wanted to stop terror attacks, they would simply stop invading countries and installing puppet regimes. But stopping a terror attack is contrary to the interests of the ruling class. Government is not for solving problems, but for managing them.
     
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