Posted: 07 Jul 2013 08:11 PM PDT
We have just come through a legislative session in which no progress was made in the effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
If by doing nothing the editors of the Sunday Telegram mean implementing universal background checks, Ms. Giffords is NOT a national symbol of "the consequences of doing nothing." The shooter did not purchase his firearm through a private transaction, at a gun show, or in an otherwise prohibited transaction. The shooter and killer purchased his Glock 19 from a licensed dealer in Arizona and passed the requisite NICS background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Posted: 07 Jul 2013 07:14 PM PDT
Posted: 07 Jul 2013 04:15 PM PDT
Politics and arrogance likely scuttled the plan by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow small knives back on planes, but it's not clear that fliers are any safer for it.
The flight attendant unions even had their own webpage devoted to the issue. They celebrated their "win" by saying, “We promised ‘No Knives on Planes Ever Again,’ and today that promise was kept.”
Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been.
It was a miracle that the plane was evacuated before the fire spread to engulf the plane. Imagine if the airport cops hadn't given knives to the crew members struggling to get passengers loose from their seat belts. Instead of only two young passengers killed in the crash, the news would have been about all those who burned to death while trapped in the plane.
Posted: 07 Jul 2013 11:42 AM PDT
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