“We’re hoping that the people aren’t going to be too upset with us. This is going to happen in the future everywhere you go,” Barratt said.
I hope people are upset, and I hope they pay the price (loss of business) for enacting a policy such as this. Banning firearms is one thing, but subjecting every single customer to intrusive searching? Are they ******* insane?
And this is going to happen everywhere you go? WHAT? If this happens everywhere you go, there will be blood everywhere you go. I am not advocating violence, I just know that people will only take so much.
"Barratt says there has never been an incident at the fair involving a gun but this is what the Department of Homeland Security recommended ..."
Of course they did. If we did everything that the DHS recommended, do you realize what kind of society we'd have?
"Barratt says the Berwick police department will show fair staff how to spot portable meth labs in people’s bags."
"Fair officials say these safety precautions are not to take away people’s rights, they are to make the fairgrounds safer."
Good intentions don't justify wrongdoing. Ethics don't get much more fundamental than that.