US Bans Firearms in Aircraft

TSA prohibits passengers to carry a loaded firearm

Passengers towards the departure gate - Image credit M Kretyawan

Possession of firearms in the United States has always invite a lot of debate, because the impact is broad for modern life in the present. Examples of the shootings at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida last week.

It is always the risk of waiting, no one can guarantee, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, January 9, because of similar attacks can be replicated and is expected to do in other public places.

The airport has always been a place that needs to be monitored, as stated by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), they have already made the relevant regulations of firearms carried by passengers in flight.

Rules need to be prepared and implemented, the agency prohibits passengers to carry a loaded firearm since coming to the airport to get off the plane. In other words, the passenger is allowed to carry weapons in the air travel, but the guns and bullets should only be taken separately, with a special box that is locked.

Regulations for air travel arranged for the passengers, they must bring a certificate of possession of a weapon, prohibited from exhibiting a firearm in public, and not bring into the aircraft cabin.

In practice there are many violations of these rules, for example in 2015, as many as 2,653 cases of firearm violations. Then in 2016, they secured 53 weapons belonging to passengers who violate, with 42 guns loaded.

TSA is working hard in their rules, in addition to the challenges ahead, because it is not applied across the US region, for example in a particular region, a loaded firearm should not even be included in a pants pocket.

There is no other way for the US government, politicians ask for firmness regulation of firearms, for example a specific area such as airports, hospitals and other crowded places filled with passing others.

Greg Steube, a politician from the Republican Party, acknowledged that restrictions on firearm-free zone does not make criminals stop breaking the rules and then killed.

"The plan was just going to be difficult for people who carry a firearm which aims to protect himself or others."

Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, TSA
Image: M Kretyawan


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