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    Flight attendant's gun goes off at Philadelphia Int'l Airport

    The flight attendant told police she forgot the gun was in her bag.
    A Philadelphia police officer[sic] then retrieved the gun from the bag when it discharged.
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=8821505

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    (chuckle)

    Apparently, even the flight attendants know that giant monstrosity of a government agency that porno-scans, gate-rapes, and feels up everybody cannot protect them.
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    And why did the cops steal the gun?

    I was at Philly and asked a cop if I could smoke my e-cig .. he said their was now law or rule but he would not allow it. I pulled mine out and puffed away right in front of him. I made a friend that day Who needs friends from Philly anyway !

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    Headline correction:

    Police officer negligently discharges a citizen's gun when disarming her for our protection
    Last edited by MAC702; 09-23-2012 at 10:57 PM.
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    Re: Flight attendant's gun goes off at Philadelphia Int'l Airport

    How can a cop, someone who carries a firearm everyday, not know how to handle a loaded gun? This level of stupidity that flight attendant is lucky this idiot wasn't aiming it at her when he nd'ed.

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    Regular folks--- step one, open cylinder. step two eject ammunition.

    PA LEO---------step one, pull trigger. step two, say "oops"
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    So a TSA agent has a negligent discharge (thankfully no one was hurt by his negligent handling of a firearm) and the flight attendant is then cited for disorderly conduct? Makes perfect sense to me...

    Worst part is she will probably just pay the fine a move on with life instead of fighting this joke of a charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCinMaine View Post
    How can a cop, someone who carries a firearm everyday, not know how to handle a loaded gun? This level of stupidity that flight attendant is lucky this idiot wasn't aiming it at her when he nd'ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    Watch off the videos of open carriers in California where the cops take their handguns and clear them while pointing the gun at children and everyone else around them.

    Its a good thing California didnt allow loaded open carry or I am certain the police would have killed a few people.
    Maby this is exactly why they do not allow loaded firearms, they knew their OH SO experienced police force would be fudgeing around with citisins firearms, and I have seen alot of those videos that you are talking about.

    yes I said citisins.....Thats what we are supposed to believe right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    Watch off the videos of open carriers in California where the cops take their handguns and clear them while pointing the gun at children and everyone else around them.
    They are only children ..... keep the faith!

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    TSA agent NDs a firearm in airport, blames flight attendant.

    The TSA agent is the screw up. He/she should be locked up.
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    Correction; Police officer NDs a firearm and blames gun.

    The police officer is the screw up. He/she should be locked up.

    I remember a couple of radio show hosts talking about cops having really bad trigger control (they can't keep their finger off a trigger).

    Both of the hosts are former cops. One of them 'woke up' in the middle of a traffic stop. Oh yeah,,,, back on topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brimstone Baritone View Post
    So a TSA agent has a negligent discharge (thankfully no one was hurt by his negligent handling of a firearm)
    There was no negligent discharge caused by a TSA agent in this story...
    Ah, I misread the article. My apologies. However, my point still stands. The only thing worse than the flight attendant being cited for the officer's mistake is the fact that she likely won't fight the charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimstone Baritone View Post
    So a TSA agent has a negligent discharge (thankfully no one was hurt by his negligent handling of a firearm) and the flight attendant is then cited for disorderly conduct? Makes perfect sense to me...

    Worst part is she will probably just pay the fine a move on with life instead of fighting this joke of a charge.
    Comprehension is key. It was a Philadelphia Police Officer, not TSA.
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