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Here is an important PSA, from your local TSA ... use it wisely.


Firearms and Ammunition -- Traveling with Special Items

from Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

[...]
To avoid issues that could impact your travel and/or result in law enforcement action, here are some guidelines to assist you in packing your firearms and ammunition:

 -- All firearms must be declared to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process. [...]

 -- The firearm must be unloaded.

 -- The firearm must be in a hard-sided container that is locked.   A locked container is defined as one that completely secures the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be pulled open with little effort cannot be brought aboard the aircraft.
[...]


NOTE:  Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply.

   * Permitted in checked baggage only if it does not contain lighter fluid.


Well, isn't that "special" ... 38 ways to Sunday.

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Check that;  Well make that 29 ways ...


The TSA Found 29 Firearms at Airports This Week, Before the LAX Shooting

by Matt Berman, nationaljournal.com -- November 1, 2013

[...]
Over the last week, the TSA discovered 29 firearms -- 27 of which were loaded. Here, from the TSA, is the breakdown of what kinds of guns were found where:


[Link to Chart with Dates, Locations, Gun Caliber, etc. of these "special" TSA finds.]


All of this of course happened before an armed suspect made it into LAX on Friday. And the last week wasn't an outlier. The week before, 39 firearms were discovered. Between Sept. 27 and Oct. 15, the TSA collected 84 loaded arms.

Oh, and in 2012 as a whole, airport screeners found more than 1,500 guns at checkpoints.
[...]


The more things DON'T Change, eh?  


The more semi-normal these criminal outrages, all start to seem ... thanks to that in-depth coverage of our stuck-on-breathless Traditional Snooze Media.  

Queue Tape.  Set it on 'endless-loop' ... please.




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