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2012-12-05 02:15:54 PM  
It must be hard to shoot a chicken in the head with a hand-gun - what with them doing that bobbing neck action thing.
 
2012-12-05 02:16:32 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


Every firearm owner (excepting those with a collection so large it becomes hard to remember the list itself) should be able to state, off the top of his or her head, the location and condition-of-readiness of every firearm they own.
 
2012-12-05 02:17:01 PM  
I've heard nothing but bad things about the Walther PK380. Too bad, cuz it's a cool looking pistol.
 
2012-12-05 02:18:37 PM  
They deserves to spend a few nights in jail for being so farking stupid. From what I've found you haven't been able to bring a gun on a plane (on your person or in your carry-on) since the 1970's and it's been 11 years since it's been a criminal act to try.
 
2012-12-05 02:19:24 PM  

pottie: First, let me say that I believe that everyone who would normally qualify for a concealed carry permit should be allowed to pack a gun on a plane. Second let me say that if you "forget" that you are carrying a gun, you should never be allowed to carry a gun.


I disagree with your first point; you carry a weapon wherever you think you might need to use it. You do not need to use a gun on a plane. You shoot and miss, maybe hit depending on your load, and you depressurize the aircraft. So much for saving anyone's life.
 
2012-12-05 02:21:04 PM  

namatad: SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".

Which begs the question, WHY is this an issue?
Why doesn't TSA respond with "You will have to check this bag sir or throw the gun away."
TADA, problem solved!!!

But no, instead they OVER REACT with deadly force.
farkem


That's exactly what they used to do before the TSA was instituted, and it worked fine^^^%%

I once tried to board a flight with a can of pepper spray^^^%% My excuse wasn't that I'd forgotten I had it, it simply didn't occur to me that pepper spray wasn't something that you could take on a plane^^^%% I could however also see how someone could forget they were carrying a prohibited weapon, including a small gun if you're from the sticks. I used to take that same can to high school all the time by absentmindedly neglecting to remove it from my jacket^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 02:21:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow:
//I forgot a box of ammo in my backpack going through once
///No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"


Well, that's not okay. What if you'd pulled out that box in the middle of the flight and started throwing bullets at people really hard?
 
2012-12-05 02:23:32 PM  

dennysgod: They deserves to spend a few nights in jail for being so farking stupid. From what I've found you haven't been able to bring a gun on a plane (on your person or in your carry-on) since the 1970's and it's been 11 years since it's been a criminal act to try.


We could also tell them to comply with the FOPA and check the weapon as carry on, thus saving millions of dollars wasted on prosecuting and incarcerating non-terrorists.

/never mind, it seems we have money to burn.
/just put everyone who violates a TSA rule on the no fly list.
 
2012-12-05 02:24:34 PM  
If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...
 
2012-12-05 02:26:52 PM  
I've got a good sized collection of firearms, a concealed carry permit, and so on- I'm a big gun nut.

But I can't, for the life of me, understand these morons who "forget" one is in their luggage. I have the bags I take to the range and haul guns and ammo in. I have the bags I take on an airplane. The two sets of luggage are separate and will NOT ever be mixed. EVER. You can buy a set of really decent luggage for what a few hours of lawyer time in a criminal defense matter will cost you.

Should it result in a revocation of the right? No, I don't think so- you don't become a raving nutjob once past a TSA checkpoint. However, I do think the person should pay a hefty fine. Maybe that will spark some memory capability.
 
2012-12-05 02:27:37 PM  
Right after 9/11 I dropped my girlfriend at the time off at the airport and forgot there was a machete in my trunk and they were searching all cars coming onto the airport grounds. The lady behind me had this shocked look when the security guy unsheathed the machete, the woman couldn't see that this was just one piece of a bunch of camping equipment in my trunk and was probably a bit shocked when the guy just put it back and then let me go on in.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:25 PM  

factoryconnection: You shoot and miss, maybe hit depending on your load, and you depressurize the aircraft. So much for saving anyone's life.


That's not how it goes.

A few bullet holes in the fuselage, while not a good thing, won't crash the plane. There was a 737 (Aloha Airlines) that became a convertible at altitude and landed safely- only a few people not belted in were lost. That's hardly one 9mm hole = dead airliner. Hell, I doubt anybody would even notice if not for the noise.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:28 PM  

Zukipilot: If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...


Only a 4/10. You forgot to spell it EVAR.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:49 PM  

factoryconnection: and you depressurize the aircraft.


No

You Don't
 
2012-12-05 02:30:39 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: KarmicDisaster: ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"

At the point where you have so many guns that you forget that you are carrying some of them around, you may have too many guns.

Nobody said he had too many guns. People don't have too many sets of car keys and seem to be
able to forget where they put them.

Not saying one should not be more careful with dangerous items....


Nobody's even sayin' you can't carry a gun. All we're sayin' is you can't carry a gun in town.



www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-12-05 02:31:58 PM  
I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.
 
2012-12-05 02:33:28 PM  
It is possible these people 'forgot' because they carry every day and having a firearm on them is as routine as having a set of keys. If they're frequent travelers the security theater is just another pain in the ass routine as well.

Pair those up and I do not find it hard to imagine someone showing up at the checkpoint with a firearm. Certainly not an egregious oversite. Just have them check their bags for fark sake.

/wtf with the arrests?
 
2012-12-05 02:35:13 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Greek: Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?

He's a white CEO. I'm surprised they haven't apologized profusely for interrupting his job creating.


Did anybody actually read the article, or is it just easier to assume it was a man?

FTA: It began Monday when agents said around 10:45 a.m. they discovered a .380 handgun in Sheryl Rexrode's carry-on as she went through security. The Chick-Fil-A executive was arrested.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:19 PM  

Zukipilot: If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...


This is why I always respected Deputy Barney Fife. He always knew where his gun was and his bullet.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:49 PM  
our scholars have determined that this is called a bad case of dumb-ass.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:55 PM  
The TSA should have this sign up for the CEO

www.sportsmenvote.com
 
2012-12-05 02:39:03 PM  

mdeesnuts: It is possible these people 'forgot' because they carry every day and having a firearm on them is as routine as having a set of keys. If they're frequent travelers the security theater is just another pain in the ass routine as well.


Sure, it's possible, but that doesn't mean it's responsible. If carrying a firearm is "routine" to the point that you're not aware it's there, you're being negligent. Part of being a responsible firearm owner is being sure that it never leaves your control, and that means always being aware (and mindful) of its whereabouts and condition-of-readiness, not just having it somewhere handy.
 
2012-12-05 02:39:23 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............

Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.


Dood.... it's the Internet. This is casual conversation. Srsly..... if u r that bothered by ellipses and punctuation you should really...... kill yourself.

/do my ellipses with more than 3 dots offend you?
//are they dots or periods?
///someone needs a super sized maxipad
 
2012-12-05 02:40:08 PM  

Wook: I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.


It's part of the liberal chess game to get republicans to die or become incapacitated from diabetes. You fell right into their trap, checkmate.
 
2012-12-05 02:40:45 PM  

someahole: That's exactly what they used to do before the TSA was instituted, and it worked fine^^^%%

I once tried to board a flight with a can of pepper spray^^^%% My excuse wasn't that I'd forgotten I had it, it simply didn't occur to me that pepper spray wasn't something that you could take on a plane^^^%% I could however also see how someone could forget they were carrying a prohibited weapon, including a small gun if you're from the sticks. I used to take that same can to high school all the time by absentmindedly neglecting to remove it from my jacket^^^%%


lol @ ur punctuation^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 02:41:31 PM  

Devil's Playground


Did anybody actually read the article, or is it just easier to assume it was a man?


Did anybody actually read the thread, or is it just easier to make comments that have already been made several times?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:51 PM  
Did anyone read the post above or below mine?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:57 PM  

Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."


You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".
 
2012-12-05 02:49:11 PM  
How could this be I have been told repeatedly by Farkers airport security that they have never every found any weapons ever.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:00 PM  

Corvus: How could this be I have been told repeatedly by Farkers that airport security have never every found any weapons ever.


FTFM
 
2012-12-05 02:50:37 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Did anyone read the post above or below mine?


I did.
 
2012-12-05 02:51:15 PM  
To be fair they were probably all wondering if they had 3.5 or 2.68 ounces of fluid in tray #14 and if their 18"X24" bag would incur the oversized bag penalty.

Kinda serious, Just like the TSA we are being taught to look for the nonsensical fringe BS instead of the simple threats. A child brought a thermometer to school with MERCURY IN IT!!! (never mind the 2 ton weapon loaded with gas they used to transport it)
 
2012-12-05 02:52:09 PM  

SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".


Forgetting mouthwash I can see but a frickin gun? No, if you "forgot" you had a gun on your suitcase you should never be allowed to own one again.
 
2012-12-05 02:52:24 PM  

Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".


No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.
 
2012-12-05 02:53:30 PM  
The key is to take your gun through in parts and assemble - worked for Scaramanga

www.techdigest.tv
 
2012-12-05 02:53:58 PM  

Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.


Citation please.
 
2012-12-05 02:57:40 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.


Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.
 
2012-12-05 02:59:54 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.


Here is one because I think 20 confuses you:



In the U.S., periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks.
 
2012-12-05 03:00:20 PM  

midigod: No


That first link makes a ridiculous amount of assumptions, including "all CWP holders use safety slugs" and "all CWP holders are excellent shots in confined quarters under serious duress." Horse sh*t.

The second one is much more reasonably written and I appreciate the link, although I wasn't one to believe that the plane would disintegrate in the first place.

Either way, the 9/11 scenario isn't going to happen again. Hell even in 1 of those 4 planes the passengers revolted against the hijackers, and now with the cockpit security improvements the need for a gunfight at cruising altitude becomes nil. Check your handguns.
 
2012-12-05 03:02:27 PM  

flux: Sure, it's possible, but that doesn't mean it's responsible. If carrying a firearm is "routine" to the point that you're not aware it's there, you're being negligent. Part of being a responsible firearm owner is being sure that it never leaves your control, and that means always being aware (and mindful) of its whereabouts and condition-of-readiness, not just having it somewhere handy.


My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.

Irresponsible? A bit. It should not be newsworthy or provoke the stern finger shaking and calls for license removal seen in this thread, though.^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 03:04:58 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.


Grammar's hard! There is one exception I know of to placing periods and commas inside quotation marks. This is in technical writing, especially about computer programming and administration. One doesn't want the punctuation to be included as part of an expression. Back in my day, we were taught that all punctuation went inside the quotation marks. Punctuation in English has been morphing for about 300 years now.
 
2012-12-05 03:05:16 PM  

mdeesnuts: My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.


So then you and them are praising them for doing their job correctly this time?
 
2012-12-05 03:07:03 PM  
Heck, I flew Air Jamaica back in April of 2001, and on the flight back to the US I had packed a machete I bought in my carry on. No one said a word until I got off the flight in Atlanta. Oops, lol. What were they going to do to a 15 yr old kid? They released me to my dad, telling him to have a stern talk with me. Had I done that 6 months later, things would have been different.

/dad still laughs about that one
// made it back from Russia in 2010 with double the vodka allowed
/// Brought a bottle of wine back from Peru in my carry on in 2011
 
2012-12-05 03:08:47 PM  

JackieRabbit: Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.

Grammar's hard! There is one exception I know of to placing periods and commas inside quotation marks. This is in technical writing, especially about computer programming and administration. One doesn't want the punctuation to be included as part of an expression. Back in my day, we were taught that all punctuation went inside the quotation marks. Punctuation in English has been morphing for about 300 years now.


Those are the rules of English. Am I saying everyone follows them or should? No. Unlike MANY ASSHOLES I have no problem with people not following all English rules in informal discourse, but that does not change the rules for English.

Are quotation marks periods? I guess I am missing something about your point you are trying to make because periods was the issue being discussed.
 
2012-12-05 03:10:48 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: The person in question was referenced as "an executive" and as "an executive administrator". Please resume arguing.


She's a secretary. LinkedIn Jigsaw Other

But I love how people quickly assumed this was a white male chief executive instead of a female assistance of unknown race. I'm also somewhat curious as to why people thought it was relevant at all. As far as I can tell from the article they mentioned her employment because Chick-Fil-A is a major employer in the Atlanta area.
 
2012-12-05 03:12:30 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I wouldn't be surprised if the Chik-Fil-A executive wasn't on his way to commit a hate crime with that gun. Sexist, racist, homophobic and Christian.


0/10

At least I hope nobody bit, because that's the most goddamn retarding thing I've read this week.

/and I've been doing a lot of lurking on Fark.
 
2012-12-05 03:12:33 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


I can see maybe having a bullet that somehow got out of the box and ended up buried in the bag as forgettable. You were at the range on Wednesday, a box popped open and you only found 9 of the 10 that fell out. That's lazy but understandable. Forgetting the gun is just a bullshiat excuse.

/I never carry guns, ammo, or gun accessories in the bags I use for travel
 
2012-12-05 03:13:41 PM  

puppetmaster745: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I wouldn't be surprised if the Chik-Fil-A executive wasn't on his way to commit a hate crime with that gun. Sexist, racist, homophobic and Christian.

0/10

At least I hope nobody bit, because that's the most goddamn retarding thing I've read this week.

/and I've been doing a lot of lurking on Fark.


*retarded... sigh
 
2012-12-05 03:15:37 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.


Is this how you react to someone that isn't sure about something in real life? You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?
 
2012-12-05 03:15:51 PM  

Corvus: So then you and them are praising them for doing their job correctly this time?


lol^% Hell no^%

I don't think the TSA should exist^%
 
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