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To: marktwain
"Forgetting" you have a gun in your carry on when going through airport security, where there are signs everywhere prohibiting posession, shows a certain level of irresponsibility on the part of the gun owner. Where else might the gun owner "forget" where their gun is, or if it's loaded? It's not a mere pocket knife or some other "Oops, I didn't know" item in your bags.

A better solution might be to clearly warn people and charge an on-the-spot fine/fee of $100: "Take it back to your car, and pay over there to proceed to the boarding gate."

3 posted on 12/06/2012 1:02:03 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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A better solution might be to clearly warn people and charge an on-the-spot fine/fee of $100: "Take it back to your car, and pay over there to proceed to the boarding gate."

I think that would be a good solution. People are not perfect. I have had people, thinking they are helping, put a gun in luggage without my knowledge. I once found I had a box of 50 cartridges in my carry on that went through TSA without them being noticed.

Do something enough, and you will make a mistake. This is a relatively small mistake, and should not be treated as a major crime.

We can differentiate between those who lead responsible lives, and make the occasional mistake, and those whose lives are a series of disasters and irresponsibility.

4 posted on 12/06/2012 1:17:36 PM PST by marktwain
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