“Another arrest has put Orlando International in the lead for the number of guns seized at Florida airports, perhaps boosting police hopes for signs warning OIA travelers against bringing loaded weapons into the terminal,” orlandosentinel.com reports. “A loaded pistol confiscated Thursday from a Texan broke Orlando’s tie with Tampa International Airport for statewide bragging, or blushing, rights, for a total of 29 handguns so far this year.” That still puts Orlando one behind Salt Lake City, who found their 30th gun last Tuesday, packed in the carryon of a man going to Vegas, baby! Speaking of Lone Star take downs, you may recall the TSA’s Blue Shirted goons’ arrested Ted Nugent’s wife Shemane Deziel on a similar charge on the 29th. That would be firearm number 701 for the year or thereabouts, as nationalsecurityzone.org reveals. [Map above shows TSA gun grabs by airport for the same period in 2012.] We don’t know how many inadvertent (if ignorant) gun schleppers the TSA arrested but . . .
we do know how many of them were charged under terrorism statutes. None. Not one.
So here’s an idea: if someone mistakenly brings a gun to an airport security checkpoint and it’s detected (not a given), make sure the offending passenger isn’t a bad guy, tell them to cut that sh*t out, then let them ship the gun home. Wish them a safe flight (if they haven’t missed it) and leave it at that.