Passenger finds loaded gun on Delta flight from Manchester

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  • SimonS1
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    Left by a careless US Air Marshal it seems.

    A tad unfortunate.

    https://www.aeroinside.com/item/9433/delta-b763-over-atlantic-on-apr-6th-2017-lavatory-or-armoury?


    LuganoPirate
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    I find this quite disturbing. More so that Delta refuse to comment on action being taken to prevent this happening again. We all forget things in the bathroom. In my case it’s usually my hat, but then that does not endanger 300+ people.

    Had a terrorist or even some lunatic found it instead there could have been mayhem leading to loss of life or even the whole aircraft and everyone on board.


    GivingupBA
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    I would worry most about a child finding it.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    This is inexusable. An untrained person handling a firearm could cause a negligent discharge resulting in in jury or death.

    The Air Marshall should be dismissed.


    SimonS1
    Participant

    Indeed LP. Not just a terrorist or lunatic but a young child thinking its a toy.

    The passenger was quite bold in handing it to a member of crew – things like that can easily be misinterpreted.


    MartynSinclair
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    Passenger takes gun through LAX security and onto a longhaul

    http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3141087

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-usa-police-idUSKBN17G0IZ

    .. not sure which incident is more worrying, a gun being found in… or a gun being taken on…


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Indeed LP. Not just a terrorist or lunatic but a young child thinking its a toy.

    The passenger was quite bold in handing it to a member of crew – things like that can easily be misinterpreted.

    Not just that, Simon, though I agree, but many modern semi automatic pistols do not have a traditional safety catch and an unaware person could easily discharge a round by handling one.


    LuganoPirate
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    I think if I ever found a weapon in the bathroom I’d call a member of the crew by using the call button. I’d never handle it. As Simon says, it could be misinterpreted.


    nevereconomy
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    Just another example of the government-supported lack of repect for a deadly weapon. which costs 30,000 people their life every year in the US. Sad to say, you do have to be American to understand any part of this nonsense, as it does not make any sense to anyone outside the US.


    esselle
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    Once heard a statistic that 70 % of Americans who get shot own a gun.QED?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Once heard a statistic that 70 % of Americans who get shot own a gun.QED?

    Quite a bit of that is self inflicted, believe it or not.


    PeterCoultas
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    esselle & Fdos…..do you happen to know what proportion of Americans own a gun?


    FDOS_UK
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    esselle & Fdos…..do you happen to know what proportion of Americans own a gun?

    Too many – can’t put a number on it.

    Guns are dangerous…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWLJi2jA0jI

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