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    A modest proposal

    The TSA has an impossible task -- they need to assure a 100.00% success rate in blocking terrorists. They commonly go back to Congress demanding more people to do inspections (The TSA went from 14 employees to over 65,000 in one year, back when they were formed).

    If the goal is to get more people watching for the terrorists, why not take a page from an existing successful anti-crime program?

    I'm talking about the states implementing Concealed Carry laws, where crime has dropped by half.

    Why not add a requirement for an additional level of training, similar to what the sky marshals have to go through today, in return for letting people who have CCW permits in both the originating and destination states carry on the plane?

    I'm sure there'll be lots of outrage and hand-wringing over this, but the statistics show that concealed carry holders are actually more law-abiding than the police officers. And have a much lower incidence of negligent/accidental discharges.

    These folks are already motivated to carry out of a sense of duty and self-protection. On a plane, you get the benefit of saving the other 150 passengers, too.

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    The TSA has an impossible task -- they need to assure a 100.00% success rate in blocking terrorists. They commonly go back to Congress demanding more people to do inspections (The TSA went from 14 employees to over 65,000 in one year, back when they were formed).

    If the goal is to get more people watching for the terrorists, why not take a page from an existing successful anti-crime program?

    I'm talking about the states implementing Concealed Carry laws, where crime has dropped by half.

    Why not add a requirement for an additional level of training, similar to what the sky marshals have to go through today, in return for letting people who have CCW permits in both the originating and destination states carry on the plane?

    I'm sure there'll be lots of outrage and hand-wringing over this, but the statistics show that concealed carry holders are actually more law-abiding than the police officers. And have a much lower incidence of negligent/accidental discharges.

    These folks are already motivated to carry out of a sense of duty and self-protection. On a plane, you get the benefit of saving the other 150 passengers, too.

    Chip H.
    I agree - but guys who think like us ate facing millions of cement-headed, authority-venerating Sheeple who are both afraid of guns and afraid to assume responsibility for protecting themselves.

    The TSA is nothing more than a Goon Squad and government make-work project for millions of otherwise unemployable useless eaters. It has as much to do with "protecting us" as the prison capos at Auschwitz were there to "protect" the inmates on the way to the ovens.

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