Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yeah, because those signs stop criminals cold, right?


An Associated Press survey of the 20 busiest U.S. airports found that seven of them — Philadelphia, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and San Francisco — let people with gun permits carry firearms in the general public areas of the terminal.
Some anti-terrorism experts say that is a glaring security loophole that could endanger airport workers, passengers and people waiting to pick them up or see them off. Some suggest that allowing guns in terminals is practically asking for them to be smuggled aboard a plane.

Yes, and everyone knows the laws mandating no guns in airports work so well, right? Barnabus on a pogo stick, with experts like the ones quoted in that second paragraph, no wonder this country's in such sad shape on so many fronts.