KELPkid
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Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:22 am

Here's an interesting one:

http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=6191565

Apparently, he (the former mayor of El Paso!) tried to go through security with a loaded .22...D'oh!

Wonder if it was a keychain pistol or something like that...
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MDorBust
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:30 am

What's more embaressing:

Being caught carrying a gun through security? -or- it's only a .22?
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:44 am

....Only in Texas....
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:50 am

I've asked it before and I'll ask it again. How the hell does someone NOT know they're packing a loaded firearm ... at an airport?

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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:52 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 2):
....Only in Texas....

Only in El Paso  Wink I knew more people who did dumb things with guns when I lived at home...
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:05 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):
How the hell does someone NOT know they're packing a loaded firearm ... at an airport?

No one will know until you go through security...think about it, scary isn't it!
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 5):
No one will know until you go through security...think about it, scary isn't it!

If you're going to the airport, which is one of the most secure places you can be, why do you have to carry a gun? What's so hard about leaving it at home? Put it in the closet. Or is it second nature for some people to place loaded ballistic weapons in their luggage? I don't get it.

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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:28 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
why do you have to carry a gun?

Well, ol' Joe Wardy won by a landslide, and lost re-election by a landslide...the city council wanted to impeach him by the end of his term  Wink

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Or is it second nature for some people to place loaded ballistic weapons in their luggage?

Some people need a gun to keep themselves warm...not sure if Joe Wardy was one of those guys.

I wonder if he had a concealed handgun permit? (legal in TX to carry a concealed gun with one of these...)
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:34 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
why do you have to carry a gun?



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Or is it second nature for some people to place loaded ballistic weapons in their luggage? I don't get it.

again................ ...Only in Texas....
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:56 pm

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 8):
again................ ...Only in Texas....

Really?

Texas must have annexed Baltimore then
http://www.gunguys.com/?p=1540

Same with:
Altanta
Boston
Charlotte
Cincinnati
&
Chicago
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/flight.risk/weapons.html


Damn, Texas is getting pretty big these days.

It must be starting to look something like this:
http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/gimp/pics/bigmap.gif
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RE: Former El Paso Mayor Detained At ELP (loaded .22!)

Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 9):

You've never heard that saying?
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