We received a flurry of responses on two of our alerts last week:
"The Airlines' Dirty Laundry" (www.jpfo.org/alert20070308.htm)
and "UN Ignores Own Declaration of Human Rights" (www.jpfo.org/alert20070307.htm).
You can read the responses to the UN article at www.jpfo.org/unresponse.htm
, and the responses to the airlines article here: www.jpfo.org/airlineresponse.htm
One of the most common questions we received in regard to the airline
article was which airline had harassed the gun owner who followed
all the TSA rules. Further inquiry revealed that it was Northwest
Airlines. That said, we'd like to note that this type of incident
is not limited to Northwest; indeed, it was a local sheriff's deputy
who continued and escalated Joyce's harassment. Of course, such harassment
and contempt for gun owners is encouraged by the TSA and other federal
agencies who have mandated that airlines disarm their passengers and
leave them helpless.
Ironically, today's news contains this article from the Associated
Press: "Airport Screening Up After Gun Incident" ( http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AIRPORT_SECURITY?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
). From the article:
"Orlando International Airport will begin screening all
employees who enter secure areas after baggage handlers were accused
of smuggling guns aboard a commercial airliner last week."
Apparently the airlines are too busy tormenting law-abiding gun owners
to bother checking on their own employees.
If you wish to boycott Northwest for their treatment of Joyce, we
certainly have no objection. But perhaps a more meaningful action
would be to boycott ALL airlines until our right to self-defense is
respected. And let them know why.
- The Liberty Crew