• Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Federal Government May Ban Passengers from Checking Guns in Baggage



    By AWR Hawkins

    In the wake of the January 6 shooting in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport gun-free zone, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23) makes clear that the federal government may no longer allow passengers to check a gun in their baggage.

    According to NBC 6, Wasserman Schultz indicated that she wants to see the federal government do something. She said, “We certainly need to revisit and review whether or not you should be allowed to check firearms in your checked baggage and travel with them.”

    She also floated the option of creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm. And her third option was a ban on checking ammunition.

    Read full story here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...g-gun-baggage/
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. EJFudd's Avatar
      EJFudd -
      You knew this was coming...
    1. ProGun's Avatar
      ProGun -
      Reason #327 to avoid flying.
    1. W.E.C's Avatar
      W.E.C -
      Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23)

      needs to put on the no fly list.
    1. rep308's Avatar
      rep308 -
      She also floated the option of creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm.

      That's the way I have dealt with it every time I have checked a firearm. Go to a special location, show your ID and get your firearm.
    1. fishgutzy's Avatar
      fishgutzy -
      She wants to make it easier for criminals to pick out safe work targets.
      Florida got rid of the "rental" license plates because criminals targeted them.
      Now criminals need only a spotter to ID rental cars leaving the airport because they would be guaranteed to be unarmed safe work targets.
    1. new guy's Avatar
      new guy -
      Who? The corrupt clam who defrauded half of the democrats in this country and subverted our democratic process?
    1. MachineHead's Avatar
      MachineHead -
      Quote Originally Posted by new guy View Post
      Who? The corrupt clam who defrauded half of the democrats in this country and subverted our democratic process?
      That's what I'm saying. She's proven she's got the integrity of diarrhea and can't be trusted on anything.
    1. ProGun's Avatar
      ProGun -
      Quote Originally Posted by fishgutzy View Post
      She wants to make it easier for criminals to pick out safe work targets.
      Florida got rid of the "rental" license plates because criminals targeted them.
      Now criminals need only a spotter to ID rental cars leaving the airport because they would be guaranteed to be unarmed safe work targets.
      I lived there back then. Those plates were a disaster, all started with "Y" and all the bad guys knew that 99% of these people were unarmed. Robberies everywhere from rest areas to outside liquor stores, etc. Tourists were well marked targets in FL, and the results weren't good. Let's try that nationwide, I'm sure the outcome will be wonderful.
    1. robjax's Avatar
      robjax -
      persecute the innocent for the crimes of others. Have to love the whole "crime prevention" concept. NOT!!!!
    1. Chevy 2 65's Avatar
      Chevy 2 65 -
      She is a complete danger to liberty and freedom.
    1. mikem317's Avatar
      mikem317 -
      Funny how FOPA is becoming less and less relevant. Wasn't that the last compromise?
    1. knfmn's Avatar
      knfmn -
      "AHHHHH!!!!!!!!! We have to do something! I don't know what, but we have to do something to protect everyone against the evil guns. IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!"

      First off, I think the bigger issue that seems to have been gleefully ignored by the MSM is the fact that this asshat in Florida went to the FBI and told them that ISIS was controlling him, but essentially nothing happened.

      Second, shouldn't DWS be planning the rigging of the next democrat primary instead of worrying about this?
    1. robjax's Avatar
      robjax -
      So they had this guy and took his gun. Found no issues and gave it back and now the penalties fall on legal gun owners and their freedom to legally transport firearms.

      Why don't they ding the FBI and police on this one? Oh right....doesn't fit the agenda....

      https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crim...health-crisis/


      Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun.


      At the same news conference, the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping.


      "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties to terrorism," FBI Anchorage Field Office Special Agent in Charge Marlin Ritzman said during the short news conference. "He had broken no laws when he came into our office making disjointed comments about mind control."

    1. mikem317's Avatar
      mikem317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rep308 View Post
      She also floated the option of creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm.

      That's the way I have dealt with it every time I have checked a firearm. Go to a special location, show your ID and get your firearm.
      I think that depends on the airport. I know this is not how it works at MHT. In other words, your checked gun(s) will just be put on the regular baggage claim.

      Also, there's nothing stopping a would-be terrorist from simply claiming their checked gun at a new, special counter, and then proceeding to the bathroom, loading up, and then wrecking havoc. It just adds another, meaningless step into what's obviously a soft target by terrorists.

      I don't see how anybody can be surprised that terrorists will just simply chose a different target if we harden one part of a facility (e.g. airports).
    1. akathetwisted1's Avatar
      akathetwisted1 -
      Maybe I'm missing something, but how does preventing the checking in of a handgun when travelling even impact the fact that anyone from outside the airport can walk into the baggage claim area with as many preloaded handguns as they can carry. The baggage claim area is an open unsecured area as it should be. Just more laws that infringe on rights of law abiding citizens that do nothing to prevent gun violence.
    1. Dadstoys's Avatar
      Dadstoys -
      I don't think she's going to have much to say about it in a week.
      She forget that the grabbers lost the election ?
      She can go back to rigging primaries.
    1. BobR51's Avatar
      BobR51 -
      She can want all she wants. There's a new sheriff in town come Jan 20th.
    1. mzanghetti's Avatar
      mzanghetti -
      Quote Originally Posted by new guy View Post
      Who? The corrupt clam who defrauded half of the democrats in this country and subverted our democratic process?
      She didn't subvert our democratic process, the Russians did!
    1. banditone's Avatar
      banditone -
      They should deport illegal aliens instead of bothering people flying on airlines
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