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Flight attendant's gun goes off at airport security in Philadelphia
NBC News ^ | 09/24/2012NBV | NBCPhiladelphia.com

Posted on 09/24/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A Republic Airlines flight attendant showed up to work Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded gun in her bag that accidentally discharged, US Airways told NBCPhiladelphia.com.

A US Airways spokesperson confirmed that the employee headed through airport security at Terminal C around 6:50 a.m ET with a gun inside her carry-on bag.

A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said.

The bullet went into a TSA break room where an employee was sitting. No one was injured, police said.

The flight attendant allegedly told police that she forgot the gun was in her bag. Philadelphia Police said she had a legal permit to carry the gun.

The attendant is an employee of Republic Airlines, a small regional partner carrier who operates flights through US Airways.

The woman received a summary citation for disorderly conduct, was taken into custody and released, according to Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Ray Evers.

The plane was heading to Dallas, Texas. Another flight attendant was brought on board and the scheduled flight arrived on time, according the spokesperson.

The name of the flight attendant was not been released.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airportsecurity; airsec; banglist; oops
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1 posted on 09/24/2012 1:06:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

The “Blue Goose” still operates? I thought it went belly-up a coupla decades ago.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said.

Bugger-hook on the Bang switch !

3 posted on 09/24/2012 1:10:22 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why do I suspect “that WAS accidentally discharged” would be more accurate?


4 posted on 09/24/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Another report indicated the firearm was a revolver.

The police officer was responsible for the negligent discharge.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 1:12:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Only Law Enforcement personnel are competent to handle firearms!”

A case can be made that not even a uniformed Donut Eater can keep an eeeevilll gun from discharging.

BAD COP! NO DONUT! !


6 posted on 09/24/2012 1:12:30 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The report I heard on the radio this morning claimed that the gun discharged as the police officer was attempting to unload it.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Responsibility2nd
That's when it accidentally discharged....

Hmmm.... I'm thinking that maybe it discharged on purpose, just to stir things up. Or maybe some idiot pulled the trigger.

8 posted on 09/24/2012 1:13:35 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
"A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged.."

That's funny.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 1:13:41 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Flight attendant's gun goes off at airport security in Philadelphia

After which the gun ran off and hid under a chair.

10 posted on 09/24/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a lie. They “highly trained” cops don’t know to keep their fingers out of the trigger guard. The cop caused the negligent discharge. Only damaged guns “go off” by themselves.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 1:14:54 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“I thought it went belly-up a coupla decades ago.”

Same here! Who knew they were still flying....

So I looked it up - different Republic Airlines :(

The Blue Goose was cooked when it was bought out in 1986.

Shortly before their demise, they had a 1 for 1 deal. So, my entire family flew from Birmingham to Nashville and back, one Saturday afternoon....to get free tickets from Birmingham to Minneapolis and back. I always suspected this promotion accelerated their demise.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Glad there were no dogs around.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Everything was fine until the cop started messing with the gun.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said . . . The woman received a summary citation for disorderly conduct, was taken into custody and released, according to Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Ray Evers.

That police officer, who should never handle anything more dangerous than a glazed doughnut, pulled the trigger, so the owner of the revolver gets charged? I guess that makes sense by Phily standards. Instead of the airport, Barney Fife should be here:


15 posted on 09/24/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: lacrew; cripplecreek

Last flew the Blue Goose to my first job out of college. Jackson MI to Dallas TX.

I thought it was absorbed into Northwest Airlines around 1990.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


17 posted on 09/24/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A cop was called... the firearm “went off”.

Wanna bet the cop discharged it while pretending to be clearing it... While the article does not state who the operator was at the time of the negligent discharge, I’d bet a dozen donuts no cop would let a citizen clear their weapon in their presence... (they ain’t no one mo’professnel than me”).

I watched several of my loaded, off safe firearms for many hours, doing basic research on the instances of firearms “going off”.

I cannot replicate the stated results in any manner whatsoever, therefore, firearms do not go off by themsleves... Has not been a single incident of any of them going off over many hours of observation in all sorts of environmental and physical conditions. However, when I tested them to insure they were operational, they all went off on command.

Get the idea?

The media/left is playing the public for fools, which (we) are for the most part, it seems.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 1:21:20 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally correct!))
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To: Pollster1

Them are EMA not cops.

Very similar to some EMA squads in Illinois (izzat where this was from?)


19 posted on 09/24/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Manly Warrior

The firearm was a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver

The cop was the operator. The gun discharged when the officer tried to put the safety on, according to MyFoxPhilly.com.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flight-attendant-brings-revolver-philly-airport-security-gun-accidentally-fires-article-1.1166436#ixzz27Q9KxSKD


20 posted on 09/24/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did they charge the gun with anything?


21 posted on 09/24/2012 1:25:09 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A revolver with a safety? ......


22 posted on 09/24/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT by Unruly Human
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To: driftdiver

Judging from the photo, the flight attendant is not guilty.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 1:31:50 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Unruly Human

Well if you fire all the bullets then the gun is safe.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 1:32:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
The gun discharged when the officer tried to put the safety on, according to MyFoxPhilly.com.

The S&W Airweight doesn't have a safety.

I guess the officer thought the trigger was the safety.

25 posted on 09/24/2012 1:32:30 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

I would bet money that he or she pulled or pushed the cylinder release then jerked the trigger to see if it was on safe!


26 posted on 09/24/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Unruly Human
A revolver with a safety? ......

some of the freedom arms revolvers have a manual hammer safety. that's the only one i know of.
27 posted on 09/24/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Manly Warrior
I watched several of my loaded, off safe firearms for many hours, doing basic research on the instances of firearms “going off”.

Back in the early days of FR, someone found and posted a link to the livecam feed of a revolver on a table. The owner had put a cam on it so that the web community could keep an eye on it to see if it would go off.

I've long forgotten the link, so I can't say whether it's still up or not.

28 posted on 09/24/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Five will get you ten it was a Glock. No safety. Not good weapon for a handbag. I would have gone with a Bersa 380. It has a safety and a decocker. Even a cop can handle one safely.


29 posted on 09/24/2012 1:47:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

What is scary ... The cop probably had a side arm.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: backwoods-engineer

What is scary ... The cop probably had a side arm.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: backwoods-engineer

What is scary ... The cop probably had a side arm.


32 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: backwoods-engineer

What is scary ... The cop probably had a side arm.


33 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Uri’el-2012
Bugger-hook on the Bang switch !

Despite the disgusting description, the odds are that it was a striker fired pistol (Glock, M&D, XD) in her purse. Operationally, they are similar to an unlocked 1911.

34 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:48 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Manly Warrior

I have several leaded firearms in my safe at home I hope they don’t decide to ‘go off’ and dammage the safe!


35 posted on 09/24/2012 1:51:28 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Safety sounds good.

That other thing...not so much!


36 posted on 09/24/2012 1:55:51 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: driftdiver

Son of a Biatch doesn’t even have a visible hammer. It is double action only revolver with a pretty stiff trigger pull. Who would have been charged with manslaughter had the stupid cop actually shot and killed a person while improperly handling an unfamiliar fire arm!? Any guesses?


37 posted on 09/24/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It was a S&W Airweight which does not have a safety.

Anyone who tests a firearm safety by pulling the trigger is a buffoon.


38 posted on 09/24/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: absolootezer0

I have a Heritage .22 western style revolver with a safety. It’s the only one I’ve ever seen on a revolver.


39 posted on 09/24/2012 1:56:16 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Svartalfiar

“Really makes me want to do stuff to TSA offices or something.”

Ya just might not want to say that on a thread about guns.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Uri’el-2012

Dumb ass cop pulled the trigger.


42 posted on 09/24/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: Responsibility2nd

It didn’t just “go off”. That moron cop put his finger on the trigger and pulled.


43 posted on 09/24/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cop fires her revolver into the wall and SHE is charged with disorderly conduct!! Any cop that cannot figure out how to open a revolver and dump out the ammo is severly lacking in basic skillz. What an idiot. Only way that gun fires is by pulling the trigger - a long heavy DAO trigger.


44 posted on 09/24/2012 2:04:12 PM PDT by zagger
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Not so, it was a S7W Featherweight .38 special.

I agree 100% with the Glock comment. I am a big fan of the Bersa Thunder .380 and have both the standard and the CC version that I carry exclusively because of the fact that it is DA/SA with a safety and decocker. I want a tough first trigger pull in the event that I need to use this piece in a self defense situation. It allows for a good amount of resistance to avoid unexpected discharge.

45 posted on 09/24/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said.

I take the gun was fine until a cop came over to "check it out!?!" It was obviously one of those cop-killer guns! Gun makers should be fined for making guns that don't like cops.

46 posted on 09/24/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Svartalfiar

A $250 fine is a slap on the wrist for bringing a loaded fire arm through airport security.


47 posted on 09/24/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Unruly Human
A revolver with a safety? ......

Yeah, I've been trying to find the external safety on mine for years!.

.


48 posted on 09/24/2012 2:11:01 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Svartalfiar
All she got was a slap on the wrist? That’s ridiculous. I once went through security with a couple .22s left in my bag from the range a couple days before. Got a $250 fine for it from the TSA. Really makes me want to do stuff to TSA offices or something.

A responsible firearms owner should always know where their firearms are at all times -- NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES.

49 posted on 09/24/2012 2:13:06 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Imagine what that idiot might do with something complicated like an automobile?


50 posted on 09/24/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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