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2021-01-26 5:32:59 PM  
Or as TSA likes to call it, "The Annual 'Shucks, where did I leave that gun?'" contest.
 
2021-01-26 8:08:52 PM  
In Texas? I'm surprised they don't hand them out as you enter the terminal.
 
2021-01-26 8:09:33 PM  
DFW, no surprise there.

"I forgot I was carrying a gun."
Responsible gun owners indeed.

Know the location and condition of your firearm at all times.
 
2021-01-26 8:12:03 PM  
Violently proud of their lack of safe gun handling
 
2021-01-26 8:15:07 PM  
It would be more interesting to see 'per million passengers' rates in addition to totals.
 
2021-01-26 8:15:45 PM  
It can't be more likely than a 100%
 
2021-01-26 8:20:01 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: In Texas? I'm surprised they don't hand them out as you enter the terminal.


Only on arriving flights.
Welcome to Texas! Here's your gun!
 
2021-01-26 8:21:31 PM  
Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.
 
2021-01-26 8:22:54 PM  
Meh I spent an hour explaining to security in Austin that my dog was in heat and their dog really liked it.

Love dogs but I swear to God I'll go ballistic the next time I end up with "dog in heat" and horny security bomb/drug dog. 'No I don't have anything on me, your dog just wants to fark my dog, who will probably leave a ring of red around the house for me when I get back a week from now"
 
2021-01-26 8:23:28 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: In Texas? I'm surprised they don't hand them out as you enter the terminal.


Generally speaking any air travel regulation that isn't already federal is de facto federal due to state coordination.

There's a little bit of mismatch, but that firearms being transported by plane have to be in checked baggage and properly secured (e.g. unloaded) has never been one of the points of contention.

Actually on the points of divergence Texas usually falls on the less permissive end on gun regulation rather than the more permissive end, e.g. they used to require you to also formally declare firearms specifically in your checked luggage while some other states didn't (I would actually assume this has been made universal in one direction of the other).  This goes beyond airports, actually... it turns out that when you're in a state where a lot of people own guns you tend to have more laws defining how guns may and may not be appropriately transported and used, who knew.

// CA's gun laws being right up on the edge of potentially unconstitutional / an outright ban tend to come along with you being legally permitted to do all sort of dumbfark crap once you actually have one.  I would assume this is the result of the aforementioned "when you have more guns around, the law has to actually regulate how they're used" thing but who knows, maybe its lizard people or something.
 
2021-01-26 8:24:46 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.


Sorry, no.

You can bring firearms on a plane if you declare them at check-in and they're properly stored (locked, unloaded, etc.) in checked luggage.
 
2021-01-26 8:26:07 PM  
I would think it's pretty likely.
 
2021-01-26 8:26:45 PM  

RolandTGunner: DFW, no surprise there.

"I forgot I was carrying a gun."
Responsible gun owners indeed.

Know the location and condition of your firearm at all times.


Texas? Firearm, singular? I see your mistake.
 
2021-01-26 8:33:39 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.


That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.

Two things I'd like to know (but won't) about all the cases this happened from the article:
* What percentage of the carry-ons were something they use on a regular basis, like a backpack, etc.?
* What percentage of them were relatively new first-time gun owners?
 
2021-01-26 8:35:26 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

Sorry, no.

You can bring firearms on a plane if you declare them at check-in and they're properly stored (locked, unloaded, etc.) in checked luggage.


I mean the point of this article is the people who "forgot" them in their carry-on. The numbers don't include people who brought them legally.

/ subby
// article is obvious but I couldn't pass up the old fark-meme reference
/// apparently the mod-mins agreed!
 
2021-01-26 8:36:03 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.


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She loses her gown-owning rights at midnight
 
2021-01-26 8:38:10 PM  

C18H27NO3: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.

Two things I'd like to know (but won't) about all the cases this happened from the article:
* What percentage of the carry-ons were something they use on a regular basis, like a backpack, etc.?
* What percentage of them were relatively new first-time gun owners?


I lived in Tyler (East Texas) for a time and I can see it even with people who have owned guns their whole lives. They become nonchalant about them and they own so many it's easy to lose track of them. I'm talking dudes with arsenals to rival a small army in the back of their SUV.

/ was invited to go "shoot'n" often
// no thanks, I've got nothing to prove
/// thank god I got out of there
 
2021-01-26 8:48:47 PM  
The headline would have made more sense if it was no guns in Texas airport.
 
2021-01-26 8:54:51 PM  

cfreak: C18H27NO3: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.

Two things I'd like to know (but won't) about all the cases this happened from the article:
* What percentage of the carry-ons were something they use on a regular basis, like a backpack, etc.?
* What percentage of them were relatively new first-time gun owners?

I lived in Tyler (East Texas) for a time and I can see it even with people who have owned guns their whole lives. They become nonchalant about them and they own so many it's easy to lose track of them. I'm talking dudes with arsenals to rival a small army in the back of their SUV.

/ was invited to go "shoot'n" often
// no thanks, I've got nothing to prove
/// thank god I got out of there


Before I moved to Texas- OMG that's a GUN.  15 years later- headline from some other coastal state- man arrested with 3 guns and 500 rounds of ammo. Me, OK so he was just driving around town minding his own business, maybe go to the  gun range after work...
 
2021-01-26 8:58:02 PM  

BigNumber12: It would be more interesting to see 'per million passengers' rates in addition to totals.


FTA: "Though the number of guns detected is down from a record 4,432 firearms in 2019, officers found twice as many firearms per million passengers screened at airport security checkpoints nationwide. Throughout 2020, TSA caught approximately 10 firearms per million passengers screened as compared to about 5 firearms per million passengers screened in 2019, the agency said. The catch rate is the highest the TSA has seen since its founding 19 years ago."

We know from the article that 176 guns were found at DFW. DFW keeps its monthly total passenger statistics here, but I'm too lazy to add them up for you, if you want to do the math for that particular airport.
 
2021-01-26 9:06:14 PM  

evilsofa: BigNumber12: It would be more interesting to see 'per million passengers' rates in addition to totals.

FTA: "Though the number of guns detected is down from a record 4,432 firearms in 2019, officers found twice as many firearms per million passengers screened at airport security checkpoints nationwide. Throughout 2020, TSA caught approximately 10 firearms per million passengers screened as compared to about 5 firearms per million passengers screened in 2019, the agency said. The catch rate is the highest the TSA has seen since its founding 19 years ago."

We know from the article that 176 guns were found at DFW. DFW keeps its monthly total passenger statistics here, but I'm too lazy to add them up for you, if you want to do the math for that particular airport.


All correct, but I'd been pining for an airport by airport comparison for this year, rather than a year to year comparison of overall totals.
 
2021-01-26 9:33:29 PM  
Guns in my vagina?
 
2021-01-26 9:44:47 PM  

RolandTGunner: DFW, no surprise there.

"I forgot I was carrying a gun."
Responsible gun owners indeed.

Know the location and condition of your firearm at all times.


Yeah, dfw is a major hub. So it makes sense.
 
2021-01-26 9:48:20 PM  

cfreak: C18H27NO3: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.

Two things I'd like to know (but won't) about all the cases this happened from the article:
* What percentage of the carry-ons were something they use on a regular basis, like a backpack, etc.?
* What percentage of them were relatively new first-time gun owners?

I lived in Tyler (East Texas) for a time and I can see it even with people who have owned guns their whole lives. They become nonchalant about them and they own so many it's easy to lose track of them. I'm talking dudes with arsenals to rival a small army in the back of their SUV.

/ was invited to go "shoot'n" often
// no thanks, I've got nothing to prove
/// thank god I got out of there


What are you proving by shoot'n? That you know how to enjoy a hobby with friends? It's fun.
 
2021-01-26 10:17:33 PM  
Huh.  The most dangerous thing I ever took through a Texas airport was a remote control fart noise machine.  The TSA guys loved it.  Really, about five of them crowded around looking and admiring.
 
2021-01-26 10:26:42 PM  
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It's almost as if they're overcompensating for something.
 
2021-01-26 11:07:09 PM  
Nashville airport had 96 undeclared guns found in 2020.
 
2021-01-26 11:58:40 PM  
9 guns per day on average
82% loaded
Ahhh Texas.... you haven't changed a bit.
 
2021-01-26 11:59:21 PM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Guns in my vagina?


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2021-01-27 12:20:54 AM  

bobbyjoebobby: cfreak: C18H27NO3: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.

Two things I'd like to know (but won't) about all the cases this happened from the article:
* What percentage of the carry-ons were something they use on a regular basis, like a backpack, etc.?
* What percentage of them were relatively new first-time gun owners?

I lived in Tyler (East Texas) for a time and I can see it even with people who have owned guns their whole lives. They become nonchalant about them and they own so many it's easy to lose track of them. I'm talking dudes with arsenals to rival a small army in the back of their SUV.

/ was invited to go "shoot'n" often
// no thanks, I've got nothing to prove
/// thank god I got out of there

What are you proving by shoot'n? That you know how to enjoy a hobby with friends? It's fun.


Yes. "Shoot'n" can be fun. I spent time hunting wild turkeys with a .22 when I was a kid.

These dudes were stockpiling ARs to fight the "mooslums". I'm sure now it's the "lie-brals" they talk about but these days. This is Louis Gohmert's district I'm talking about. It would not surprise me in the slightest if some of the guys I knew back then were at the riot.
 
2021-01-27 12:29:23 AM  
DFW has two unsolved delivery person murders in the last month. DFW is gonna be full of murderers.
 
2021-01-27 1:59:04 AM  

C18H27NO3: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

That's what I don't get about people.
If/when I go out with my gun it's in an IWB holster; not left in the car, not thrown into a bag, not in the pocket of a coat that I may set down, et al.  It's on me 100% of the time until such time I get home and put it away.
You really do have to be a stupid person to lose track of where your gun is.


With long guns, they're not going to be in your holster; you'd probably carry it in some case or other, or the canonical "gun rack in the back window of your pickup truck".  Friend of mine went on a trip once, grabbed the first duffel back he could find to pack his stuff in, but it was the one he usually carried his guns and ammo in.  They were properly put away in his gun safe, but the bag had enough residue on it to totally freak the TSA.
 
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2021-01-27 3:50:31 AM  

cfreak: Nobody in Peculiar: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.

Sorry, no.

You can bring firearms on a plane if you declare them at check-in and they're properly stored (locked, unloaded, etc.) in checked luggage.

I mean the point of this article is the people who "forgot" them in their carry-on. The numbers don't include people who brought them legally.

/ subby
// article is obvious but I couldn't pass up the old fark-meme reference
/// apparently the mod-mins agreed!


Sorry, subby, but I thought that number would be way higher. As someone who has lived in Texas and has numerous friends in TX right now, I would have expected DFW to be confiscating at least one firearm a day. It's way less likely than I thought.
 
2021-01-27 9:06:54 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Either they deliberately brought firearms to the airport, which is a crime, or they're too stupid to keep track of their guns. So either way, they should lose their gown-owning rights.


Username checks out.  And by that I mean that the internet is full of false information, and so are you.  Bringing a gun to an airport is NOT a crime.
 
2021-01-27 9:09:52 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: In Texas? I'm surprised they don't hand them out as you enter the terminal.


DFW is considering putting gun vending machines in the 'Arrivals' area, right next to the baggage claim and the rental car agencies, so you can arm yourself upon arrival.  The vending machines will be stocked with guns the TSA  has confiscated from departing passengers.

\it's a win-win
 
2021-01-27 9:52:51 AM  
not possible.  I always think there are guns in a Texas airport.  Also Texas nursing homes, churches, neo-natal intensive care wards, public parks, rooms where they execute mentally challenged criminals and the viewing areas where people watch mentally handicapped criminals get executed. and under every storm drain. basically everywhere texans are which, in texas, is GD everywhere.
 
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