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(WTAE)   Man leaves loaded 9 mm handgun in his bag. Attempts to board aircraft. FBI notified, and he's permitted to fly. The county police are holding the gun for safekeeping, and no charges are expected. In other news, Betty White is 99 and still working   (wtae.com) divider line
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2021-02-17 8:08:03 AM  
Don't mind me; I'm just here for the nudes of Betty White.
 
2021-02-17 8:13:38 AM  
Betty White is 99 and still working.

Yes Subby, she turned 99 on January 17th.
 
2021-02-17 8:32:52 AM  
I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.
 
2021-02-17 8:35:26 AM  

Badmoodman: Yes Subby, she turned 99 on January 17th.


That's what they WANT you to believe.
 
2021-02-17 8:55:12 AM  
The TSA noted that the checkpoint lane comes to a standstill when someone shows up with a gun, and it can delay travelers from getting to their gates.
 
2021-02-17 8:55:44 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Badmoodman: Yes Subby, she turned 99 on January 17th.

That's what they WANT you to believe.


What don't they want you to believe?
 
2021-02-17 8:56:29 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.


If you look at the failure rate of the TSA when they get audited, I would think trying to bring a gun without getting caught isn't a bad bet
 
2021-02-17 8:56:35 AM  
One year for every luftballon.
 
2021-02-17 8:56:45 AM  
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2021-02-17 8:57:20 AM  
Hey, when you love guns, sometimes you just lose track of one or two for a sec. No big deal.
 
2021-02-17 8:57:21 AM  
I'm guessing this person had a light complexion
 
2021-02-17 8:58:44 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.


You just have your sights set on making stupid jokes. Get a grip. You can't just barrel your way through one of these threads without a trigger warning.
 
2021-02-17 8:59:03 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.


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2021-02-17 8:59:16 AM  
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2021-02-17 9:00:19 AM  
Was that ugly gun a Glock? What an ugly color for a gun. Looks like puke colored.
 
2021-02-17 9:01:34 AM  
No arrests?

Wonder
How
It
Transpired
Exactly
 
2021-02-17 9:03:12 AM  

steklo: Was that ugly gun a Glock? What an ugly color for a gun. Looks like puke colored.


OK, now I have to look.

*clicks*

A golden gun.  This farking weirdo is some kind of 007 cosplayer??
 
2021-02-17 9:04:14 AM  

OldJames: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

If you look at the failure rate of the TSA when they get audited, I would think trying to bring a gun without getting caught isn't a bad bet


With their failure rate, I've assumed the only way to get caught is to be carrying it in your hand, showing it off to them, as you walk through the body scanner that would probably miss it anyway

/But always shows that crumpled receipt in your pocket meaning you get to have your balls fondled
//Why yes I do make sure to ask for a receipt with my coffee at the airport
 
2021-02-17 9:04:51 AM  
jesus christ if I'm gonna be a idiot and pack a gun in my carryon bag, I'll at least have it be a Desert Eagle or an antique Colt or something.

f*ck.

some people have NO TASTE.
 
2021-02-17 9:04:52 AM  

xanadian: steklo: Was that ugly gun a Glock? What an ugly color for a gun. Looks like puke colored.

OK, now I have to look.

*clicks*

A golden gun.  This farking weirdo is some kind of 007 cosplayer??


No. If he was into Bond, he'd be sporting a Walther PPK.
 
2021-02-17 9:05:24 AM  

steklo: xanadian: steklo: Was that ugly gun a Glock? What an ugly color for a gun. Looks like puke colored.

OK, now I have to look.

*clicks*

A golden gun.  This farking weirdo is some kind of 007 cosplayer??

No. If he was into Bond, he'd be sporting a Walther PPK.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man​_​with_the_Golden_Gun_(film)
 
2021-02-17 9:08:29 AM  
And yet we got stopped and had our bags searched once because the Agent saw a jar of baby food that happened to have a keyring overlapping it on their x-ray, and they thought it was a hand grenade.
 
2021-02-17 9:09:21 AM  
Hey, in Atlanta they just march the offender to a dedicated courthouse in T Terminal where they are fined and released in time to catch their flight.
 
2021-02-17 9:10:12 AM  

xanadian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man​_​with_the_Golden_Gun_(film)


Interesting. Thanks for the link. Wasn't one of my favorite Bond movies. I liked it, it was OK and all.
 
2021-02-17 9:15:06 AM  

xanadian: Walther PPK


banned in USA, you can buy the made for USA model without the choking hazards.
 
2021-02-17 9:15:10 AM  

king of vegas: I'm guessing this person had a light complexion


Did you just bet he white?
 
2021-02-17 9:18:14 AM  
Sounds about white.
 
2021-02-17 9:18:29 AM  
Had a valid concealed carry permit, and he had inadvertently left the loaded 9 mm handgun in his bag.

So a CC test doesn't involve being responsible, or being above a half-wit?

Got it.

And you get your gun back. That's so cool!
 
2021-02-17 9:21:22 AM  

houstondragon: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

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I'll bet nobody who owns that gun could dodge a wrench
 
2021-02-17 9:22:23 AM  

OldJames: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

If you look at the failure rate of the TSA when they get audited, I would think trying to bring a gun without getting caught isn't a bad bet


I'm pretty sure word play of this caliber is a breach of fark's standards.

You really need to take stock of yourself. No one here wants to be the receiver of bad jokes. Most of us recoil at the very though of these kind of comments.
 
2021-02-17 9:24:14 AM  

steklo: xanadian: steklo: Was that ugly gun a Glock? What an ugly color for a gun. Looks like puke colored.

OK, now I have to look.

*clicks*

A golden gun.  This farking weirdo is some kind of 007 cosplayer??

No. If he was into Bond, he'd be sporting a Walther PPK.


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Or a viola
 
2021-02-17 9:26:16 AM  

kona: The TSA noted that the checkpoint lane comes to a standstill when someone shows up with a gun, and it can delay travelers from getting to their gates.


From The Passive Aggressive Traveler, tip #11.
 
2021-02-17 9:28:27 AM  
This is what *SHOULD* happen.  Regardless of color.

Unless, of course, there is some kind of intent shown by the person with the gun.   If it's clear that it was accidental, and that there wasn't any intent to hijack an airliner or do a mass shooting in the controlled area (or anywhere else), give the person a receipt for the gun, and store it securely until they can reclaim it.   If they don't in some reasonable amount of time, sell it to an FFL to be re-sold (which would help defray the costs of holding them).   Make sure they can still own one by running a NICS check on them when they claim it, or checking their carry permit (or pistol permit) if their state requires that to carry/own a handgun.


Having said that, how farking hard is it to simply empty out all your bags and repack them?   I just flew last week down to Florida and back, and while I don't have any handguns, and rarely shoot modern guns, I completely emptied both my carry-on bag and my suitcase.   I made sure to put the pocket knife that I habitually carry in the suitcase, which was my checked baggage.

I should also point out it's the first time I've flown commercial since 1999, so perhaps I was a bit less cavalier than frequent flyers, but still.

I was amused, though, that they didn't question me having a lighter (I don't smoke), and a couple of small bottles of hand sanitizer, which is like a "Johnny Junior Arsonist" kit when you put them together.
 
2021-02-17 9:30:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.


I EDC and honestly when I do not have a gun on me it feels weird. So I can see the comment if someone has a holstered pistol on them and forgot about it. I am not in any way condoning the action, but I see that it is possible. Now the carry on bag is a little different. If this a person's first time flying and they did not bother to check the regs, ok. Dumbass move, but in most jurisdictions is it a minor infraction, not a serious crime. Thus the sheriffs reaction.

Give them the freebee, I used to travel around 80% before Covid and played the check my gun with TSA every week. To keep from getting into an issue, I followed the rules to the extreme, and even kept a neon tag on my carry on to remind me to make sure that I checked my firearm correctly.

What I find hilarious is the TSA does not even know or follow their own rules. I carry a current copy of their rules on me when traveling, since they will loose their minds when people actually follow their rules.

In the end this is no different than forgetting about a pocket knife on you person. You never hear the media making a big deal about that and it happens many times every day. Knives are just as lethal  In fact it could be argued that in the close quarters of a plane, a knife is a better choice of a weapon. It all depends on what the desired outcome is.
 
2021-02-17 9:33:04 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

You just have your sights set on making stupid jokes. Get a grip. You can't just barrel your way through one of these threads without a trigger warning.


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2021-02-17 9:33:54 AM  

dhickman: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

I EDC and honestly when I do not have a gun on me it feels weird. So I can see the comment if someone has a holstered pistol on them and forgot about it. I am not in any way condoning the action, but I see that it is possible. Now the carry on bag is a little different. If this a person's first time flying and they did not bother to check the regs, ok. Dumbass move, but in most jurisdictions is it a minor infraction, not a serious crime. Thus the sheriffs reaction.

Give them the freebee, I used to travel around 80% before Covid and played the check my gun with TSA every week. To keep from getting into an issue, I followed the rules to the extreme, and even kept a neon tag on my carry on to remind me to make sure that I checked my firearm correctly.

What I find hilarious is the TSA does not even know or follow their own rules. I carry a current copy of their rules on me when traveling, since they will loose their minds when people actually follow their rules.

In the end this is no different than forgetting about a pocket knife on you person. You never hear the media making a big deal about that and it happens many times every day. Knives are just as lethal  In fact it could be argued that in the close quarters of a plane, a knife is a better choice of a weapon. It all depends on what the desired outcome is.


How many times have you shot your shadow thinking it was coming right for you?
 
2021-02-17 9:35:34 AM  

dittybopper: This is what *SHOULD* happen.  Regardless of color.

Unless, of course, there is some kind of intent shown by the person with the gun.   If it's clear that it was accidental, and that there wasn't any intent to hijack an airliner or do a mass shooting in the controlled area (or anywhere else), give the person a receipt for the gun, and store it securely until they can reclaim it.   If they don't in some reasonable amount of time, sell it to an FFL to be re-sold (which would help defray the costs of holding them).   Make sure they can still own one by running a NICS check on them when they claim it, or checking their carry permit (or pistol permit) if their state requires that to carry/own a handgun.


Having said that, how farking hard is it to simply empty out all your bags and repack them?   I just flew last week down to Florida and back, and while I don't have any handguns, and rarely shoot modern guns, I completely emptied both my carry-on bag and my suitcase.   I made sure to put the pocket knife that I habitually carry in the suitcase, which was my checked baggage.

I should also point out it's the first time I've flown commercial since 1999, so perhaps I was a bit less cavalier than frequent flyers, but still.

I was amused, though, that they didn't question me having a lighter (I don't smoke), and a couple of small bottles of hand sanitizer, which is like a "Johnny Junior Arsonist" kit when you put them together.


Better yet, have one bag you put your guns in and another bag for things that aren't guns or gun related.
 
2021-02-17 9:41:17 AM  

dhickman: In the end this is no different than forgetting about a pocket knife on you person. You never hear the media making a big deal about that and it happens many times every day.


I habitually carry a pocket knife.  In fact, it's a Camillus Model 1760, the infamous "Demo knife", that my father has softened the edges on so it doesn't wear a hole in your pocket, and he engraved my name on the blade with a dental drill.

It's simply part of me.  I've got it in my pocket right now.

But the rules for flying in commercial aircraft are fairly well known.  So I made sure I put it in my suitcase before I checked it.

I can see if you have something like a range bag that you also use as a carry-on*, but in that case you should exercise more caution and be sure to empty it out.

Having said that, if enough people are flying, and enough people own and carry guns, you're going to have an inadvertent case of forgetting a gun.  Hell, I left my suit jacket at my sister's place in Florida (I went down for a funeral).  Reason?  We couldn't find her car keys so we were panicking about getting me to the airport in time for my flight back home.  So the time I would have spent double-checking stuff to make sure I had everything was spent looking for keys in her apartment.  She ended up mailing it back to me.

So I can see there might be situations where this kind of thing *COULD* happen, but thankfully it's rare enough.  But deal enough hands, and eventually you'll end up with a royal flush.

But it sounds like everyone handled this like actual adults instead of pants-wetting children, so good for them.


*My wayward son....
 
2021-02-17 9:45:35 AM  

dittybopper: This is what *SHOULD* happen.  Regardless of color.

Unless, of course, there is some kind of intent shown by the person with the gun.   If it's clear that it was accidental, and that there wasn't any intent to hijack an airliner or do a mass shooting in the controlled area (or anywhere else), give the person a receipt for the gun, and store it securely until they can reclaim it.   If they don't in some reasonable amount of time, sell it to an FFL to be re-sold (which would help defray the costs of holding them).   Make sure they can still own one by running a NICS check on them when they claim it, or checking their carry permit (or pistol permit) if their state requires that to carry/own a handgun.


Having said that, how farking hard is it to simply empty out all your bags and repack them?   I just flew last week down to Florida and back, and while I don't have any handguns, and rarely shoot modern guns, I completely emptied both my carry-on bag and my suitcase.   I made sure to put the pocket knife that I habitually carry in the suitcase, which was my checked baggage.

I should also point out it's the first time I've flown commercial since 1999, so perhaps I was a bit less cavalier than frequent flyers, but still.

I was amused, though, that they didn't question me having a lighter (I don't smoke), and a couple of small bottles of hand sanitizer, which is like a "Johnny Junior Arsonist" kit when you put them together.


Why should a gun get a coat check ticket, but not my Swiss army knife or my water bottle for that matter? If it is being confiscated, kiss it goodbye.
 
2021-02-17 9:46:09 AM  
Erectile
Dysfunction
Compensation?
 
2021-02-17 9:46:26 AM  
Public service announcement

They are guns. All rational and sane people understand guns are perfectly safe and secure. Especially when loaded with a bullet in the chamber, that is when they are the most safe.

If you can't carry a loaded weapon then you are not safe. If you do then you are safe. If it is an especially large calibre you are even more safe. To be the most safe you can make sure a bullet is loaded and ready to use.

That way you can not only be safe for yourself but also hugely safe for all the people around you.
And that is the safest you can get.

If everyone else follows these rules along with you it will be the safest society we have ever had!

End Public Service Announcement
 
2021-02-17 9:48:13 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Hey, when you love guns, sometimes you just lose track of one or two for a sec. No big deal.


There is a saying that if you know how many guns you have, you don't have enough.
 
2021-02-17 9:48:34 AM  
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/Betty White to idiots with guns.
 
2021-02-17 9:49:13 AM  

big pig peaches: dittybopper: This is what *SHOULD* happen.  Regardless of color.

Unless, of course, there is some kind of intent shown by the person with the gun.   If it's clear that it was accidental, and that there wasn't any intent to hijack an airliner or do a mass shooting in the controlled area (or anywhere else), give the person a receipt for the gun, and store it securely until they can reclaim it.   If they don't in some reasonable amount of time, sell it to an FFL to be re-sold (which would help defray the costs of holding them).   Make sure they can still own one by running a NICS check on them when they claim it, or checking their carry permit (or pistol permit) if their state requires that to carry/own a handgun.


Having said that, how farking hard is it to simply empty out all your bags and repack them?   I just flew last week down to Florida and back, and while I don't have any handguns, and rarely shoot modern guns, I completely emptied both my carry-on bag and my suitcase.   I made sure to put the pocket knife that I habitually carry in the suitcase, which was my checked baggage.

I should also point out it's the first time I've flown commercial since 1999, so perhaps I was a bit less cavalier than frequent flyers, but still.

I was amused, though, that they didn't question me having a lighter (I don't smoke), and a couple of small bottles of hand sanitizer, which is like a "Johnny Junior Arsonist" kit when you put them together.

Better yet, have one bag you put your guns in and another bag for things that aren't guns or gun related.


An idea so crazy, it just might work!

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2021-02-17 9:49:50 AM  

houstondragon: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

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I'd rather drink my own urine than buy a Keltec.
 
2021-02-17 9:51:41 AM  

vudukungfu: xanadian: Walther PPK

banned in USA, you can buy the made for USA model without the choking hazards.


Unsecured guns are the real kinder surprise.
 
2021-02-17 9:59:18 AM  

MythDragon: vudukungfu: xanadian: Walther PPK

banned in USA, you can buy the made for USA model without the choking hazards.

Unsecured guns are the real kinder Kimber surprise.


FTFY.
 
2021-02-17 9:59:59 AM  

MythDragon: houstondragon: Marcus Aurelius: I know the caliber of people who "forget" they have a loaded handgun on them.  They go off half cocked all the time.  You never read about this in NRA magazine.  Maybe we'll see a clip on television.  I'm just glad the TSA didn't misfire this time.

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I'd rather drink my own urine than buy a Keltec.


Could be worse.  Could be Hi-Point.
 
2021-02-17 10:07:54 AM  

fuzzybacchus: Why should a gun get a coat check ticket, but not my Swiss army knife or my water bottle for that matter? If it is being confiscated, kiss it goodbye.


Water bottle costs, what?  Couple bucks?

Swiss Army knife, what, $25, $35?

Gun?  Ten times *MINIMUM* what a Swiss Army knife costs, sometimes considerably more than that.

Like I said, my pocket knife has some sentimental value, because it's customized by my father, but I can always get one pretty much identical to it for a reasonable cost.

Replacing a $500+ handgun like a Glock 19 is a much bigger cost.   That takes it from being an "Oh, well, I'll just get another" to something much more serious financial-wise.
 
2021-02-17 10:15:22 AM  
I get nervous flying, and the fuss the TSA makes about my vodka filled squirt gun doesn't help.
 
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