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Diatribe: It’s Ok To Bring Your Rifle To Target While Mini-Me Gets A Cavity Search.

06/19/2014

troyerApparently, there are loaded guns strewn about households across the United States laying well within the grasp of toddlers, hormonal teens and the less-than-brilliant fools among us who don’t understand how they work.  Fringe “enthusiasts” are hauling assault weapons into fast-food restaurants just because they think they have “the right” to do so and few, if any, are living to the suffer the consequences of these actions.  No one is taking responsibility.

Yet when one guy tries to sneak a bomb through an airport in his shoe and another in his underwear, millions of travelers have to “go through security” at every airport in the United States before they’re allowed to travel.

As recently as two days ago while members of Open Carry Texas rallied in the parking lot of a Target store brandishing semi-automatic weapons before parading through its toy department, Verne Troyer of Austin Powers fame was being subjected to a very intimate search by a TSA agent.  It’s legal in Texas to carry rifles on display in public, but not handguns.

Troyer posted a picture of the airport security search which shows a TSA agent investigating his backside while he was seated in a motorized wheelchair.  The look on his face in the picture says it all.  “WTF?!”

It’s true.  In the United States you can carry a loaded rifle with you through the toy department of any Target in Texas but if your wheelchair makes a buzzer go off in an airport you get a cavity search.

Go figure.

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2 Comments
  1. Perfect analogy:

    “Yet when one guy tries to sneak a bomb through an airport in his shoe and another in his underwear, millions of travelers have to “go through security” at every airport in the United States before they’re allowed to travel.”

    Only in America are guns permitted in stores, but wheelchairs have to be stopped and searched.

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  2. I’m thinking that there is one place I might consider open carry — Chick-Fil-A. Tee here here…. At least there the crazies will only hit each other.

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