Don't let a crisis go to waste: Florida Airport Shooting

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Don't let a crisis go to waste: Florida Airport Shooting

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Post by Vol Texan » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:21 pm

In light of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, where: the gunman retrieved his firearm from a checked bag AND it is already forbidden to carry in the public area of an airport...

Apparently, there is there may be a renewed, "debate about whether to extend security screenings to public areas of airports, including entrances and baggage claim areas."

So...if it was already illegal to carry, and he brought it in on his checked bag...how would any measure to secure the front doors have prevented this?

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation- ... 67254.html

Luckily, someone has some common sense around them:
But the Airports Council International-North America opposes that step, arguing in its own working paper that new screening measures could create a new target for attackers at airport entrances, inconvenience passengers and stretch security.

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Kevin Burke, president of the North America airports council, said in a statement that the organization “is awaiting the outcome of the active investigation before commenting further.”
But that doesn't stop the writer of this trash article from reminding the reader about many more attacks that this type of security 'improvement' also wouldn't fix.
The shooting came months after the deadlier airport attacks in Brussels and Istanbul, and years after the attack in Moscow:
  • In March, two explosions at Zaventem International Airport in Brussels killed 17 people. A suicide bomber was responsible for one of the explosions.
  • In July, a suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul killed 44 people and injured more than 200 in the airport’s international and domestic terminals.
  • In January 2011, a suicide bomber struck the international arrivals area of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, killing 36 people and wounding more than 100.
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Post by rotor » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:44 pm

Anti-gun lobby would propose a 3,000 mile radius around all airports.

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Post by Excaliber » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:21 am

Screening at the airport entrance would require a major redesign and remodeling of every airport.

Despite what the reactionary snowflakes would like to impose on those of us who don't live in mom's basement and actually fly, that's just not going to happen.
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Post by tomtexan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:32 am

The snowflakes ought to be glad it's only a random shooter here and there every so often instead of the suicide bombers. Far more death and destruction in those incidents. That would really hurt their "feewings"! :banghead:
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Post by Jeff B. » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:39 am

Another reason that anything Federal should be looked at extremely critically.

"They" have a one size fits all solution for things and believe that the masses on the coasts should be able to impose their "values' onto the great unwashed (us) in fly-over country.

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Post by jason812 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:47 am

It's a great idea to move security outside. I mean putting lots and lots of people outside, congregated waiting in a line so they can more easily be ran over with a bus is a lot better than getting shot.


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Post by NotRPB » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:41 am

jason812 wrote:It's a great idea to move security outside. I mean putting lots and lots of people outside, congregated waiting in a line so they can more easily be ran over with a bus is a lot better than getting shot.
But no Terrorist would think of using a Truck/Bus/vehicle in an attack, especially after someone pulled a fire alarm or made everyone go outside ... oh wait


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Post by philip964 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:27 am

https://www.local10.com/fort-lauderdale ... n-sentence

Sentenced to 5 consecutive life sentences plus 120 years.
Plea deal to avoid death penalty.

Probably would not been able to execute him due to his obvious mental illness.

Certainly better than not guilty by reason of insanity.

Iraq war veteran. From Alaska. Flew all the way to Florida with a gun in his checked luggage to kill five total strangers in an airport luggage area.

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