All of the members of Gun Nuts’ staff have received their press credentials for the 2011 SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas, which means we’ll be able to give you live updating content from the show floor this SHOT SHOW.
But that’s not what this post is about.
I’m not flying to Vegas. I would rather drive the 1,131 miles to Las Vegas over the course of a couple days than put up with the TSA’s “Enhanced Shenanigans”. I don’t like bombs on my airplanes, and I theoretically like the concept of airport security. I don’t like little ol’ grannies and small children being subjected to enhanced screening, and I don’t want someone looking at my junk or really anyone’s private parts when it’s been proven that those types of screenings don’t do diddly for preventing terrorism. You know what I would like to see? Bomb sniffing dogs. Bomb dogs actually work. I’d much rather see every person and every carry on item sniffed by a dog than these stupid scanners or “enhanced pat-downs”.
But that’s what this has come down to. The only way this is going to change sadly enough is to hurt the airlines in the wallet until they demand that the federal government change their idiotic policies. Until the TSA either changes their modus operandi entirely or is disbanded, I will only fly as an option of last resort. I will drive everywhere I can.
I guess the terrorists really have won.