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Posted: 8/5/2002 12:44:10 PM EST
Symbolic Speech Banned By Airport Security Personnel! From a letter to the NRA from Jill Andrews of Crown Point, Ind. (From: "Mail Call"; America's First Freedom, official journal of the National Rifle Association; August 2002, page 8) "My husband and I and some of our friends were on our way to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Reno, Nev., when we landed at LAX for our connecting flight. I had some lapel pins on my badge holder from lat year's convention. Some of them were guns or bows or related items. As we went through security, the light went on and suddenly two or three people were all over me. They took me to the head of security, who told me that I couldn't take the pins on the plane because they represent, weapons. They mad me take out my earings, which were fashioned like guns. On the way home from the convention, airport security personnel were confiscating GLOCK keychains. There was on gun image on the keychain, just the word GLOCK. I lost some of my best pins, but I learned an important lesson: don't take anything you care about on a plane. I just wonder what they would have done if I had a tattoo of a gun on my arm?" Now don't you feel a lot more safe?
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 12:54:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2002 12:55:24 PM EST by 2whiskeyP]
Now just wait a minute. How in the hell can they justify taking things away that LOOK like weapons? That has got to be the biggest load of horsecr@p I have ever heard of. What next, not letting peolpe board because they LOOK like they MAY be a terroist? Oh wait, that would be considered profiling and we cannot do that! Lets just continue to do anal probes on old ladies and take away the Glock keychains. That makes me feel much safer!!!WTF Sorry for the rant but the terrorists would never keep me from flying but the G@DDAMNED airport security just might.[soapbox]
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:00:24 PM EST
If people would just, for 1 week even, refuse to fly in protest of the "problems", maybe the airlines would try to force a change due to millions in lost revenues and the many job layoffs that this would no doubt cause.
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:06:54 PM EST
Baaaa, Baaaaa, BAAAAAAA.....
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:08:11 PM EST
I'm suprised that it took us so long to figure out how to make our airports REALLY safe. Just take the stupidest people you could possibly find, and make them government employees, not accountable to anybody. If this continues, airports will become the safest kind of building - an empty one.
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:08:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0: If people would just, for 1 week even, refuse to fly in protest of the "problems", maybe the airlines would try to force a change due to millions in lost revenues and the many job layoffs that this would no doubt cause.
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yup
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:08:52 PM EST
I suppose this will be the next thing banned on commercial aircraft: [img]http://www.gunsandammomag.com/images/cov_g&a.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:10:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By liberty86: Baaaa, Baaaaa, BAAAAAAA.....
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Is that because you don't think the traveling sheeple have the stones to do it, or that nobody would care?
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:48:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By liberty86: Baaaa, Baaaaa, BAAAAAAA.....
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Is that because you don't think the traveling sheeple have the stones to do it, or that nobody would care?
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The traveling sheeple dont have the stones to do it.
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 1:55:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheFNG:
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By liberty86: Baaaa, Baaaaa, BAAAAAAA.....
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Is that because you don't think the traveling sheeple have the stones to do it, or that nobody would care?
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The traveling sheeple dont have the stones to do it.
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I agree. You're probably right. It's a shame isn't it......
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 3:34:20 PM EST
maybe someone can sue the feds for violating?: First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech [representation of Glock]....
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confiscating Glock pins is the dumbest thing I've ever heard
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 3:38:06 PM EST
Freedom of Speech? Go ahead, make a joke about having a [b]MACHINE GUN/BOMB/ANY "WEAPON"[/b] and watch as you'll probably miss your flight...they freaked out at JFK INT'L when I was going to the 2002 BRC because I was wearing my steel toed jack boots!
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 3:42:39 PM EST
I would hate to be a victim of a glock keychain or revolver ear ring shooting. I feel safer knowing that the gov't is protecting me from this threat. Soon, if we are lucky, the only people dumb enough to fly will be the terrorists.
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 3:43:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2002 3:48:49 PM EST by SSD]
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner: I suppose this will be the next thing banned on commercial aircraft: [img]http://www.gunsandammomag.com/images/cov_g&a.jpg[/img]
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I'll let you know... SSD
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 3:49:13 PM EST
Doesn't make a difference, if no one flew, the airlines would just go back again to our government with their hands out and we would pay. Why would someone give up a pin to get on an airline? I mean if you said no, what are they going to do?
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 4:25:49 PM EST
I feel so much safer now. [puke]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 6:53:45 AM EST
Ostensibly, due to the fact that sitting next to Joe NRA on a coast to coat flight would make some people nervous. BS, but thats the logic. More righteous goodness from the good folks who brought you "ZERO TOLERANCE!" [size=1]*Zero tolerlance not sold in stores[/size=1]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:00:27 PM EST
[b]Don't let your kid bring a GI Joe doll, either. They confiscated its 2" gun like it was a threat or something. Some of these ****heads have way too much time on their hands and not enough brains to sneeze without consulting the manual.[/b] [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/england/2173150.stm[/url]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:46:23 PM EST
Do newstands/book stores in airports sell magazines that are related to firearms? I have only been in 6 airports and only flown 4 times (all within the past 3 years) and have yet to see a firearm magazine in a newstand/book store in an airport. Just curious.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:47:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner: I suppose this will be the next thing banned on commercial aircraft: [url]http://www.gunsandammomag.com/images/cov_g&a.jpg[/url]
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Do newstands/book stores in airports sell magazines that are related to firearms? I have only been in 6 airports and only flown 4 times (all within the past 3 years) and have yet to see a firearm magazine in a newstand/book store in an airport. Just curious.
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