“We need to review not only the question of whether people should be able to travel with their firearms even if they’re in checked baggage,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Miami’s sun-sentinel.com, “but I think we need to take a hard look at the security around baggage claim areas and not just leave it at that.” And there you have it . . .
The fascist state staking its claim on the Ft. Lauderdale massacre. More security, less guns! Well, for civilians. The good news is that the attacks happened in the “Gunshine State.”
Immediately after the attack, Florida Rep. Jake Raburn filed a bill that would remove the ban on lawful carry at Florida airports outside of “secure areas” (i.e. past TSA checkpoints). The new law would bring Florida in line with states like Texas, where citizens with an License to Carry are good to stow at airports, openly or concealed.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, the top cop responsible for Ft. Lauderdale Airport’s security, acknowledges the futility of trying to prevent armed criminals, crazies or terrorists from entering the airport’s public or common areas. But Israel opposes any effort to let The People of the Gun go about their business armed.
I’m opposed to it, just as I am opposed to open carry in schools. It would hinder law enforcement by legally allowing potential active shooters to openly carry their deadly weapons right into airports to carry out their heinous attacks.
Weird that Sheriff Israel focuses on open carry — as an aspiring attacker openly carrying a firearm is a whole lot easier to identify than one carrying concealed. Anyway, at least Sheriff Israel understands the value of Debbie Wasserman’s Schultz “proactive” approach.
When you have a person that could be suffering from a severe mental illness, or you have what we call a lone wolf assassin that’s ready to conduct some cowardly, heinous act, there’s not much law enforcement or anybody else can do about it.
Except terminate it — with extreme, ballistic prejudice. Here’s hoping the Florida legislature recognizes the fact that the more people prepared to do so, the better the chances of quickly stopping slaughter, or at least limiting the carnage created by these heinous acts.