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Flying bullets: TSA notes uptick in Americans coming to airports armed

03.07.2013 08:26

Over 1500 Americans attempted to board a plane with handguns in 2012. Facing total anti-terror surveillance in the US and en masse TSA scanning of passengers in airports, some US citizens still hope to fly the friendly skies while packing heat.

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Anonymous user 07.07.2013 20:22

I'd feel more safe if 30% of the passengers on my plane were carrying a gun.

Anonymous user 06.07.2013 03:57

Why do people even fly. Boycott the airlines and choke the money from the system. No cash, no TSA.

Anonymous user 05.07.2013 13:16

TSA is setting the stage to arm their agents.

 

Art Schmit 05.07.2013 01:58

Sounds like propaganda to justify their own existance.

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 18:47

Ceramic guns are a myth, and I'd like to see somebody take down an airplane with a butter knife.

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 14:29

Americans have always traveled armed. From the pilgrammage to america to their expansion out west.

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 07:00

For the safety of air travel guns should be forbidden on all flights even for sky marshals.

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 06:40

Metal detectors are useless to detect ceramic and plastic weapons, including guns

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 06:35

Robert Spitzer, the Bill of Rights does not GIVE us the right to carry a firearm, it protects it.

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 21:26

The metal detectors can stop 100% of guns, but guns can get past the body scanners occasionally.

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 14:47

TSA Corrupt Thieves

Rea sonable Precautions are Necessary

B ut Patting down Children & Disabled ?

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 13:59

13:33 Sure, economic crisis is also not a problem - no records of US GDP prior to 15th century LOL

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 13:33

Article lacks context, no records prior to 2011--hence, bogus commentary, this is NOT a real problem

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 13:30

Remember, folks, TSA are not trained law enforcement officers and cannot carry guns either...

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 13:29

Americans need their guns in the destinations they are traveling to, duh, TSA, guns not aimed at you

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 12:17

Nice Kimber, but too small for a .45, imo. And who'd want to fire that thing in a confined space?

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 12:14

They should be able to carry 4 inch blades. Guns are too dangerous in flight.

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