November 12, 2013
ONLY TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CAN BE TRUSTED WITH FIREARMS:
Uniforms take cased rifle out of CT scanner and place it on counter that runs along left side of room. Proceed to unlock case, while TSA takes literally dozens of photos, and open case up. Rifle is now sitting in case, pointed at doorway and tensabarrier beyond which 8-10 hunters, a woman who bought her nephew a toy gun as a present and had to check it, and myself, are waiting.
Uniformed DPD then picks up rifle and sweeps it back and forth across the entire crowd while “inspecting” the trigger, safety and bolt. Finger on trigger.
Crowd scatters, I nearly dive for cover. Woman with toy gun just looks confused wondering why everyone is shoving to get out of the way.
Police, TSA and Detective are all completely oblivious. Not a clue what they just did.
I make smart ass comment out loud “leave it to the police to wave a loaded rifle at you”.
Pathetic. The terrorists have won.