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Crazy Reaction

Lee Judge
© Lee Judge

Every time a terrorist does something crazy, but not with a gun, we overreact and prohibit it. Not just shoe bombs, but liquids, knives, even knitting needles. But every time a terrorist does something crazy with a gun, we do nothing. I don’t get it. Why would it matter whether there is an airplane involved?



  1. Richard wrote:


    Out of curiosity, are air marshals on planes armed? I think they are. Oh boy…

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:33 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Can’t take knitting needles on a plane because “You might knit an Afghan”

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  3. Arthanyel wrote:

    IK it’s simple – the shoe lobby is nowhere near as powerful as the NRA 🙂

    I am astrong supporter of the Second AMendment, but when you see how the NRA has actively suppressed funding for research into the causes of gun violence you realize they aren’t really trying to protect the Second Amendment, they just want a fully armed society which is, I believe, sadly misguided.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  4. txjill wrote:

    Jon Stewart’s segment on this was fantastic. He pointed out that it really comes down to the fear of gummint taking their guns and that will turn into the irrational fear of an imaginary Hitler taking over.

    I am ok with people having old time muskets, like when the 2nd Amendment was written!

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    My wife informs me that the US now allows knitting needles on carryon, although there are still countries that do not. But my point still stands — they were prohibited for a long time.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Don wrote:

    Ebdoug – Wonderful whether they are now allowed or not.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink
  7. ebdoug wrote:

    Dan, not my joke. I heard it after 9/11. Since I spend my free time knitting, I loved it.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink