The US Supreme Court has recently upheld Arizona’s ban on carrying firearms on airplanes with a criminal history.
In the case of an Arizona man who was prosecuted for carrying a gun through the airport with a criminal record, the court found a “reasonable” degree of security. The court said that while the individual could have carried the gun in a more visible place, such as a backpack, the gun could’ve been hidden out of sight. The court also said that “the risk of flight” was “not a sufficient justification” for a ban on gun possession in public.
One of the many reasons that a firearm ban is not always a good idea is that you can’t always tell how close you are to an airport or a plane. For example, when I went shopping in New York last year I had to walk a few blocks to get to the airport. It was an open day at the airport, so I could walk right past the TSA gate and walk straight to my plane.
If the court agrees with the gun ban, then there is no reason for any of you to be carrying a firearm. This goes in line with the common advice of not carrying a firearm if you are not going to use it, but you still need to have a plan so you don’t just blow through the law. I understand that. But it still makes sense. The risk of just wandering down the street with a gun is too high.
I was able to walk through the doors, take my carry-on, and be safely on my way to my flight. The TSA agents were not that kind of customer service type. They were actually quite friendly. I can only imagine what the agents would have said if the gun ban was overturned and guns were allowed on planes.
The TSA would like to ban guns, but they are not actually that worried about guns on planes. The TSA doesn’t care about terrorism very much. But they’re worried the gun ban will cause a rise in gun crime. The TSA doesn’t have the resources to enforce the gun ban, but they do want to make sure that gun crime doesn’t go up. If that happens, the TSA has said it may need to increase the cost of screening.
TSA agents seem to think that the ban on guns on planes will cause a rise in gun crime. TSA agents on the ground have said they don’t care about gun crime, just gun safety, so they don’t really have much of a worry.
The government is also concerned that their limited resources will be overwhelmed by the huge number of passengers flying in the next few months. I mean, they dont even have a clue what they are talking about.
TSA agents have started using the word “passenger” in place of “carrier.” That is, they think that the government already has enough information about the people flying in, and they dont care that they are actually flying themselves.
The government is also concerned that the passenger is in fact a felon who has decided to use a gun to intimidate the TSA agents. They are saying that the passenger’s actions have made the government’s job even tougher, and that they might be able to identify him in court.