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(The Daily Beast)   Overstock.com CEO arrested at Salt Lake airport for luggage overstocked with loaded firearms   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 93
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2013-01-18 05:36:53 PM
So are the rules the same for a privately chartered plane as they are for regular flights? I can never be without my ankle pistol.
 
2013-01-18 05:38:17 PM
So the gay bashing religious zealot RONPAUL libertarian is also a gun-zealot retard?

Who'd have guessed THAT?

/me
 
2013-01-18 05:52:48 PM
Federal security director Vera Adams said they didn't believe there was "malicious intent" in any of the incidents,

Of course not, he's a corporate CEO, if it was one of us regular joes on the other hand......
 
2013-01-18 05:53:31 PM
he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.
 
2013-01-18 05:53:51 PM

Red_Fox: Federal security director Vera Adams said they didn't believe there was "malicious intent" in any of the incidents,

Of course not, he's a corporate CEO, if it was one of us regular joes on the other hand......


Uh, he was arrested. Save the trolling until they acquit him.
 
2013-01-18 05:54:56 PM
Dumbass, or publicity stunt?
 
2013-01-18 05:55:30 PM

eKonk: he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.


"Responsible gun owner", he is not.
 
2013-01-18 05:55:55 PM
The real crime is that shirt.
 
2013-01-18 05:56:09 PM

eKonk: he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.


Sad thing though is we hear these stories way too often.
 
2013-01-18 05:57:11 PM

eKonk: he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.


Yeah, this. He's shown he can't follow the most reasonable of gun laws, fark him.
 
2013-01-18 05:58:40 PM
Isn't this the same company that promoted itself on the "O" aspect of their name/site... drawing a non-subtle parallel with their business with a woman's orgasm?

Insightful marketing there...
 
2013-01-18 06:01:26 PM
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They need to find Overstock spokeswoman Sabine Ehrenfeld and bring her in for questioning.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:47 PM
There's a store here in Austin which gets all the TSA-seized items out of Austin/Bergstrom.

So there's bins full of deadly Leathermans and other little mult-tools. Pocket knives. A few reasonably scary blades that are within the length that can be legally resold in this store (no swords, darn it!) And... hammers. And a kerosene lantern. Seriously? Who tried to take a kerosene lantern on the plane??
 
2013-01-18 06:03:12 PM
So many people looking for someone to hate.
 
2013-01-18 06:03:27 PM
Is it just me or does there seem to be a rash of CEOs acting like jackasses lately? Or is it just more news coverage as of late?
 
2013-01-18 06:03:44 PM
What's up with those Oh - Oh - Oh it's all about the O commercials? Seems like there is something going on underneath the obvious, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
 
2013-01-18 06:04:34 PM
He's finally taking practical action against the naked short sellers, I see.
 
2013-01-18 06:05:47 PM
Muhfarkah crazy.
 
2013-01-18 06:06:16 PM
Firearm, Subby, firearm.

Just one. No need to conflate the issue yet again.
 
2013-01-18 06:06:55 PM
He dun goofed, is gonna lose that concealed carry permit.
 
2013-01-18 06:09:39 PM
Nothing is going to happen to him. Having as much money as this guy does gives you an exemption from the law.
 
2013-01-18 06:10:10 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img594.imageshack.us image 342x500]

They need to find Overstock spokeswoman Sabine Ehrenfeld and bring her in for questioning.


I'd question her big O
 
2013-01-18 06:10:27 PM
Another responsible gun owner heard from.
 
2013-01-18 06:11:03 PM

Oznog: And a kerosene lantern. Seriously? Who tried to take a kerosene lantern on the plane??


Did it have any kerosene in it? Maybe it was a gift for someone, carried on so that it wouldn't be smashed by the baggage handlers.
 
2013-01-18 06:11:04 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img594.imageshack.us image 342x500]

They need to find Overstock spokeswoman Sabine Ehrenfeld and bring her in for questioning.


Yeah but not anywhere public. Someone's house maybe. How about yours?
 
2013-01-18 06:11:06 PM

Mrtraveler01: eKonk: he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.

Sad thing though is we hear these stories way too often.


Nobody admits to anything anymore. You can always cop to it later, let your attorney have a shot at weasel-ing you out on a technicality or a plea to lesser charges. It's the American way.
 
2013-01-18 06:11:13 PM
Nothing to see here, Just another responsible gun owner losing track of his weapons.
 
2013-01-18 06:11:17 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: So are the rules the same for a privately chartered plane as they are for regular flights? I can never be without my ankle pistol.


Try a bike.
 
2013-01-18 06:13:45 PM

reklamfox: Is it just me or does there seem to be a rash of CEOs acting like jackasses lately? Or is it just more news coverage as of late?


I think a lot of them feel threatened by the November election results and are just trying to make themselves feel better by showing up proles that they're still in charge.
 
2013-01-18 06:14:30 PM

eKonk: he denied knowing about the handgun

If this is true, he should be forbidden from ever touching a gun again. If you don't know you have your gun on you/in your luggage, you are far too irresponsible to be in control of it.


Well.... Women CAN be vicious.
Don't let them pack your bags.
 
2013-01-18 06:14:57 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: So are the rules the same for a privately chartered plane as they are for regular flights? I can never be without my ankle pistol.


I've carried a handgun on a private jet, but I also have the presence of mind to know that I can't carry one on a commercial flight.I have forgotten about the Leatherman in my backpack before, though. The TSA agent was very helpful and personally walked me (and the knife) to the "Mail it Home" kiosk nearby.
 
2013-01-18 06:15:14 PM
Probably left it in his luggage from his last trip on the corporate jet.
 
2013-01-18 06:16:09 PM
Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?
 
2013-01-18 06:17:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I'd question her big O


That comment is STILL far more subtle than those Overstock commercials.


unlikely: Yeah but not anywhere public. Someone's house maybe. How about yours?


Might as well.

The stuff I'd do for this country, I tell ya.
 
2013-01-18 06:17:37 PM
My main question about this... one weapon, four arrests?

Really poorly worded article, or ridiculous amounts of creative license by the police? Having read a lot of news and known a decent number of cops, it could easily be either.

//Not sure why the carry-on limitations would apply to what I would guess is a private jet. He doesn't need a gun to hijack the plane, he already owns the plane.
//Admittedly "I didn't know it was in my luggage" is probably not a good excuse where a gun is concerned, because if anything that's even worse.
 
2013-01-18 06:19:10 PM
The firearm. Never your firearm.
 
2013-01-18 06:21:02 PM
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2013-01-18 06:23:12 PM

bump: Isn't this the same company that promoted itself on the "O" aspect of their name/site... drawing a non-subtle parallel with their business with a woman's orgasm?

Insightful marketing there...


It worked pretty well at first.
 
2013-01-18 06:24:26 PM
This man has great taste in firearms.
 
2013-01-18 06:24:52 PM

anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?

 
2013-01-18 06:25:32 PM

bugontherug: anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?


Pardon me. Forgot to actually write something.

My question is, are you serious?
 
2013-01-18 06:25:35 PM
"Nobody admits to anything anymore. You can always cop to it later, let your attorney have a shot at weasel-ing you out on a technicality or a plea to lesser charges. It's the American way."

To be fair do you trust police and prosecutors to go easy on defendants?
 
2013-01-18 06:25:44 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: What's up with those Oh - Oh - Oh it's all about the O commercials? Seems like there is something going on underneath the obvious, but I can't quite put my finger on it.


When you do, you'll know it.

; )
 
2013-01-18 06:28:03 PM

bugontherug: bugontherug: anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?

Pardon me. Forgot to actually write something.

My question is, are you serious?


Yes.

Do you think 9/11 would have happened if the passengers were able to defend themselves?
 
2013-01-18 06:28:43 PM
I am personally very pro-gun-rights, and even I think this was a stupid farking move. You can't even bring a bottle of water through security anymore; it seems inconceivable that he would think he could bring a gun through.

Every time I go on a plane, I completely empty and repack every bag I'm going to take. I know most of my carry-on bags have had knives or magazines or other TSA-proscribed items at one time or another. I make damn sure there's nothing in anything I'm carrying through an airport that shouldn't be there. As someone who owns weapons, I am very conscious of the fact that I am personally responsible for their disposition at all times, and thus give a shiat.

If this man can manage a company (and not being familiar with overstock.com's management or financials, that's not necessarily a safe assumption) he should damned sure be able to tell there are no guns in his carry-on. Hell, if he wanted to bring a gun, he could have easily declared it and checked the bag in.*

*As long he secured it per TSA regulations.

/Wonder if he'll be compelled to surrender his weapons?
//Since he's probably wealthy with connections, being a CEO and all, it could go either way
 
2013-01-18 06:30:28 PM

anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?


The same part that says that you lose your right to free speech in a crowded theater when the speech involves yelling that there's a fire (and there isn't)?
 
2013-01-18 06:32:35 PM

anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?


Probably has to do with even a negligent discharge leading to depressurization, and the grey area of flying being a privilege instead of a right.
 
2013-01-18 06:34:55 PM

anindependent: bugontherug: bugontherug: anindependent: Can someone please direct me to the part of the constitution that says you lose the right to keep and bear arms when on a plane? How much harder would planes be to hijack if hijackers knew the passengers were packing heat?

Pardon me. Forgot to actually write something.

My question is, are you serious?

Yes.

Do you think 9/11 would have happened if the passengers were able to defend themselves?


Yes. Because they were easily able to defend themselves, if they'd been willing to take a little damage from the knives. Which they would have been, if they'd felt it critical to fight back. Which they didn't.

In 2001, everyone knew that if you get hijacked, you sit down and shut up and everyone gets off the plane at Disneyland or something.

No one will ever again successfully hijack an American airliner. Period. Guns or no. Because now everyone knows if the plane gets hijacked, either you get the plane back or everyone dies. Remember that guy who tried to open the door (which is impossible anyway) and his fellow passengers beat him to death with laptops? It wasn't a question of ability, it was a question of will.
 
2013-01-18 06:35:36 PM
I've carried handguns on planes,but in my checked luggage,in a proper locked case & I filled out the forms & gotten the tag,it ain't hard to do.

Follow the rules,it ain't hard.
 
2013-01-18 06:35:41 PM

anindependent: Yes.


You lose them when you buy the ticket and agree to giving them up.
 
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