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Clip, magazine? ugh… Get it straight.

Left on the plane by a Federal law enforcement officer hey?  Right… I suppose that could have happened, but what also could have happened is that the air tight security they think they have actually has some flaws, which they would never admit.

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An anonymous account from a U.S. Army soldier returning from Afghanistan:

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers.

The conversation went something like this:

TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

Soldier: Why?

TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.

TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

TSA Guy: [awkward silence]

Me: Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f**k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.

Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]

This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns-but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.

(Source)

All in the name of national security…

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Bill Clinton praises Bloomberg’s efforts in gun control:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dztcsYI3rzs[/youtube]

heh a .50 cal “taking down a wall” :roll:

What do you guys think?

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It’s amazing but true: we can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn’t have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47.

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Not true Mayor Bloomberg… you actually can’t prevent terror suspects from boarding airplanes, and that is evident by the fact that recent Times Square bomb plot suspect Faisal Shahzad was able to board a Dubai-bound flight at JFK airport in your own city (Source).

I’m all for “closing the terror gap” when taken at face value… but in reality rather than buying new guns and risk being caught, terrorists will just start purchasing guns used (stolen or otherwise) or obtaining them through a legal 3rd party (also known as a straw purchase).  Just like other criminals, terrorists obviously do not care about the law, so circumventing it to get what they want is not going to faze them.

I can’t help but be suspicious that closing the terror gap will also mean more restrictions put on the rest of us.

Another problem is that currently the terror watch list is a huge joke. There are thousands of people on the list that shouldn’t be on there.  Should they be denied the right to purchase a gun?  Remember 8 year old Mikey Hicks?

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Asheville, North Carolina – Regional Airport police arrested a 23-year-old Ohio man who was carrying a handgun and listening to police radio scanners near the runway around the time President Barack Obama’s flight was leaving Asheville, according to investigators.

Joseph Sean McVey, 23, of Coshocton, Ohio, is charged with going armed in terror of the public, a misdemeanor, said Asheville Regional Airport Police Capt. Kevan Smith.

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So showing up to “talk” to the president with a handgun, a fake ass police car, no valid license, and rifle scope dope is only a misdemeanor? I would have assumed it would be been treated a lot more seriously.   The article said McVey was just in the parking lot though, so I guess it wasn’t considered an imminent threat.

I also wonder why he was monitoring police frequencies, and had digital cameras mounted on his front and rear windows.  It would make sense if he works for a security company, because all that equipment would probably be standard in some company cars.

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Source: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

The Transportation Security Administration says that so far this year 793 firearms have been discovered at U.S. airport checkpoints — and we’ve still got two major league holidays to go: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, in total, there were 902 firearms found.

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Hat Tip: SnowflakesInHell Blog

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