What part of the government’s ban on taking guns on airplanes don’t some people understand?
Screeners for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found almost 900 guns – either on passengers themselves or in carry-on bags – in the first half of this year. That was a 30-percent increase over the same period in 2012. In the week ending Aug. 23, the TSA found 33 guns in carry-ons.
I don’t want a seatmate to be carrying a gun, so I guess the cumbersome, annoying and potentially embarrassing screening process we all have to go through before boarding a plane is worthwhile.
I say embarrassing because I often have to take off my belt when passing through the x-ray machine, and I’m always afraid my pants will fall down when the screener asks me to raise my hands over my head as I pass through the x-ray booth.