I don’t have a gun. The closest thing to a rifle that I own, in terms of size, is a small blue broom. So as I read the below blogpost, by a female gun-blogger getting ready to fly with her rifle, I substituted in broom. And you know what? It was a very booooooring article. So I mentally exchanged my broom back for her rifle. Much more interesting! Good thing her blog has a generous exchange policy or I woulda been outta luck:
I am about to fly, and plan on checking a rifle. Because I have never done this, and understanding how difficult it can be to even take shampoo while traveling by air – I have been researching this heavily. I am flying on United, so first I went to their website.
The instructions there are very straight forward, and seem much easier than I expected. Basically, you have to have the weapon (unloaded) in a lockable case, with a key held by the gun owner. You take it to the check-in counter and declare your weapon. They will have you fill out a form, verify it is unloaded and then place a tag inside with your name. You will be instructed to take it to a location where the TSA will inspect it to verify it is unloaded and that all other procedures are followed.
The easy way to declare your weapon (with panache) is to get up on the counter and yell, hey everyone, I gotta gun! Or so I’ve heard. . .
Lil Chantilly, who blogs over at Heels and Handguns, is a little steamed, both under the collar and in her blogpost. What’s got her peeved? Bill Cosby went and gone done said this:
“When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.”
And Lil is not having any of it. She’s right, of course. Under the 2nd Amendment, Americans are justly afforded the right to bear arms. She goes on to lambast him in this manner:
What? Did he really need to take his comments to that level? This actually offended me, and shocked me. It is such a blanket statement to make, very surprising coming from one of the biggest advocates of personal responsibility. So tell me, readers of this blog, and proponents of CCW: When you carry a gun, do you mean to kill or harm another person?
If you are so inclined, go over and howdy Lil. She’s got pics of herself shooting sniper rifles. Sniper. RIfles. Do not mess. With a country lady. And her sniper rifles. All several of them. That is a recipe for disaster:
-A Recipe for Disaster-
Ingredients-1 gallon barbecue sauce and You
Directions- 1) Start out by dowsing yourself in the barbecue sauce.
2) Cover everything but your eyes.
3) Go mess with a country girl’s guns.