Dick’s Sporting Goods took scary looking guns out of their stores. Walmart took toy guns off of their shelves. Now airport security is taking inch-long gun pendants off necks. Makes a person wonder what other things: they consider gun-like. Hide your holsters!
This U.K. woman had her bling taken away because it was too triggering. TSA at a whole new, maddening level.
A former police officer had her tiny gun necklace confiscated at airport security because it was “too dangerous” and passengers might think it was real.
She said: “I was being searched by a female security officer and she saw my necklace and said ‘this might be a problem’.
“She then called over a male officer who asked me to take it off so he could look at it.
“He then took it off to ask his supervisor and came back saying it would need to be confiscated as it was an imitation firearm.”
Not a honking iron revolver replica on the end of a gangbanger’s chain. Not a toy nerf gun sprayed black to look more vicious. A golden, inch-long shotgun on a simple, tarnished chain. Call the bomb squad.
Did she mention the pendant is a keepsake? Yeah, it was from her husband who died in bed. Beside her. Naturally, her eyes got a bit moist when they pried the necklace away. We understand the U.K. prefers its citizens to stab one another versus shooting one another. But this is a bit much. The necklace isn’t even stable enough to choke a security guard. Which may have been on this woman’s mind.
The “conversation” on guns has become more of a screaming match. Civility still exists over here at Crowder. Plus, we won’t swipe your jewels. Observe: