Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Loaded Magazine on a Plane Caper

CNN reports on something you don't see every day, especially these days.

A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.

The discovery was made after the flight from Burbank, California, to Phoenix, Arizona, landed, a member of a CNN crew aboard the plane said.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the unnamed law officer will be given remedial training.
Yeah, how about remedial training in job hunting? This is definitely a one-strike-you're-out kinda thing, don't you think? I mean, anyone could have picked that thing up and banged the back of one of the bullets with the seat belt clasp and killed someone.

That's a joke. The serious point is leaving behind a magazine with bullets in it on a plane is inexcusable. That kind of proven absent-mindedness indicates an inability to safely manage firearms. One strike you're out.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. What I find amusing is such pants wetting over a gun part and a few cartridges.