Think Gun Control Works? Not Even TSA Screenings Prevent Man Taking Gun Onto Plane

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With all of the evidence about how utterly useless efforts at gun control are, you would think that anti-gunner folks would finally get the clue. But they don’t, and that may be because they don’t want to get the clue.

But, if you want more information that gun control efforts don’t work, here is another story that will hopefully make this point clear to you. And, for you pro-gun folks reading this, this story may give you a chuckle.

The story comes out of Atlanta, and WSB-TV’s website gives us the details:

Channel 2 Action News has learned that a man carried a gun through the TSA checkpoint at Atlanta’s airport and carried it all the way through to his destination: Tokyo.

TSA confirmed the incident with ABC News, saying the man and his firearm made it through the checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Jan. 2 and he boarded Delta Flight DL295 to Tokyo Narita International Airport.

An airline source told ABC News that the owner of the gun informed airline workers of what happened “upon arrival” in Japan.

Delta confirmed to ABC News that upon the customer’s disclosure, airline officials alerted TSA.

In a statement from TSA, the agency said:

“TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on January 2. TSA will hold those responsible appropriately accountable.”

Now, in case anyone wants to try to justify this absolute failure on the part of the TSA by saying that they don’t have enough people due to the government shutdown at the time of this writing (January 2019), the WSB-TV story lays that to rest, too:

TSA confirmed to ABC News that TSA had about 5% unscheduled absences on Jan. 2, 2019. The agency said that was the same amount of unscheduled absences as on Jan. 3, 2018, when no government shutdown was in place.

Yes, the TSA had the same amount of workers during the shutdown as when there was no shutdown. It’s not a government shutdown issue. No, it’s an issue that gun control simply doesn’t work. Even if you have metal detectors.

4 COMMENTS

  1. And just think that gun didn’t kill or injure anyone . And why because he was responsible gun owner . Yes he should a left it at home if he was going overseas but it just shows you the responsible gun owners don’t kill people

  2. Every time we assert the failures of gun control, we unwittingly provoke the gun grabbers into admitting the failure of gun restrictions and stoke their desire to flat out confiscate all firearms. It’s as though you are poking a hornets’ nest with a stick. They will be encouraged to repeal the Second Amendent. I think we need to be careful not to rub their faces in their failures, because they won’t back down and they will push even harder to send Brown Shirts house to house to take all firearms from the citizens and likely with zero compensation.

  3. A lot of people didn’t worry about such things, but they should have. Just review democide, the extermination of citizens by socialist/communist national governments. It always begins by disarming the citizens.

    The government fears/respects an armed citizenry; disarmed citizens fear the government. Armed citizens are a major hurdle for oppressive governments. That oppression rests in the hands of Democrats, who know they can’t shackle armed patriates who get pissed off enough to fight.

    Democrats want to disarm the patriates to ensure the success of their revolution. They want a bloodless coup, which is to say they don’t want to bleed.

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