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Originally posted by lpowell0627
I guess it would be poor form to begin with a little "we told you so" statement? Yes, yes it would. My apologies.
Having said that, everybody that was arguing "flying is a privilege", "we have to be safe", "security is a right"...is finally figuring out that there is no end to what it is going to take to "make us safe". All the while, we continue to passively accept the removal and blatant disregard for our own personal rights. It is disgusting. And thanks to the concerns about "profiling", we, the innocent ones, are targeted most frequently in order to make sure they have a balanced list of pat-downs should anyone check.
We tried saying then that this was only the beginning. Subways and trains and buses.....DWARF the amount of passengers on planes. Yet no security....yet. Think 250 people blowing up a plane is terrible? Try a 4500 passenger cruise ship -- no scanners or pat downs to get on board though.
Not to mention that cargo planes are relatively, for the most part, unchecked. Yet inspecting packages would certainly not intrude on our personal lives. I know, it's cost prohibitive. But I bet returning those X-ray machines would yield enough coin to at least inspect some....
Lastly -- so long as every other country in the world has less security than us, we will always be at risk.
Originally posted by GunsInBothHands
reply to post by L.HAMILTON
i would have to agree with you there, they are introducing this slowly as to not alarm the public. i would not be surprised to see more of these being introduced across the country, as well as some other type of control 'stations' and or devices. all i have to say is when it comes to gun rights, you can have them when you pry them from my cold dead hands!