December 7th, 2005


Real aviation security

A man who claimed he had a bomb in his carry-on suitcase was shot and killed today by federal air marshals when he refused to comply with their instructions, according to this CNN report. While it is not known whether the man was in fact carrying a bomb, and the man was apparently mentally ill, the marshals did exactly what they were supposed to do.

This is real aviation security, not the crap that the TSA inflicts on the traveling public at airports. That's just feel-goodism masquerading as security, designed to make the traveling public feel secure so they will continue to travel.

Of course, the logical extension of this - taking advantage of the Second Amendment, and allowing regular citizens to carry firearms on aircraft - makes so much sense it'll never be adopted.
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