Stupid And Careless Gun Owners At Airports Show ‘Responsible Ownership’ As A Lie

In the first half of 2013, security agents at U.S. airports seized 862 guns that passengers tried to take through security checkpoints in their carry-ons. Image @ ABC News

In the first half of 2013, security agents at U.S. airports seized 862 guns that passengers tried to take through security checkpoints in their carry-ons. Image @ ABC News

A growing mantra in this country, following on the heels of some of the most horrific gun violence in recent history, is that most gun owners are ‘responsible’ people who take great care to keep their weapons out of the wrong hands and away from children. These are people we can ‘trust’ with a gun in a crisis, even more than we can trust first responders, because they would be so quick-witted in utilizing their weapons for good.