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Was that SGT Jensen & maybe Packing Mama that were showcased in todays SL Tribune? The article had a picture of them with guns on at the unlawfully displayed signs at the airport. It was a good article and these signs ought to come down & be placed in the appropriate area.
Just wanted to say I thought I recognized you. (Hopefully I was right) 8)
 

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Yup, that was them.

In fact, I thought one of them posted that picture here on these forums somewhere? Can't find it, but I KNOW I've seen that picture before.
 

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I think that the comments posted on the article preclude the need to an anti-gun rant. Some of those folks really need to catch a clue. I would hate to live in fear of my neighbors like these folks (at least sound like) do..
 

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Cinhil said:
Was that SGT Jensen & maybe Packing Mama that were showcased in todays SL Tribune?
You found us! I am not sure that I ever posted that picture here before... maybe? I took it for the airport ban thread on OCDO. A reporter caught wind of it and wanted to interview me for a story. You should read some of the nonsense that people post in the readers comments below the article!
 

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The response I liked best was this one:

1/10/2008 11:44:00 AM
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violence or it's results. I am a retired funeral home owner, ambulance owner and County Coroner (not a Deputy, the CORONER) from another state. In 45 years I have walked into a small home where 5 people lay dead, the victims of a 22 year old who wanted to kill people just to see what it felt like, then went out for hamburgers before calling the Sheriff to tell him what he'd done.

I've taken 2 people out of the back seat of a car where they were shot just because the guy walking by felt like it.

In over 200 cases such as these I at no time ever picked up anyone who was killed by someone who was being attacked, but I've picked up many innocent victims of attacks who had no means of defending themselves.

These are facts, not speculative ramblings by politically correct individuals who have nothing better to do than to try to run other people's lives.

My lady companion's son was walking down a quiet street in rural California when he was robbed then shot to death by two ******** - he wasn't armed, and the ******** skipped back into Mexico before they could be apprehended.

I see no posts on this thread from anyone who claims any real-life experience with firearms; you are sitting in your warm, safe, cozy homes postulating premises in which you have no experience. I speak from removing the cold, dead bodies; of presiding at the autopsies; of facing the killers in court; of literally having innocent blood on my hands as I removed what was once someone's husband, wife, child or other loved one. You are in your ivory towers; I've been in the mud and the blood.

I carry a Glock; I also carry a small one-way device to use to prevent vomit or blood from coming into my mouth should I ever have to perform CPR to SAVE a life.

I regularly go to a firing range to retain my proficiency, and fire Practical Police Courses and Police Combat Courses whenever the opportunity presents itself. I regularly fire over 280 out of 300 scores, and frequently score a "possible" - 300 out of 300.

Yes, I carry a device to take life, and yes, I carry a device to save lives.

Both devices require frequent training and practice, and I diligently so train and practice.

It is my deepest and most sincere hope that I NEVER be called upon to utilize either device - but should that occasion ever occur, I am prepared and qualified to use either skillfully and with good judgement.

As a Viet-Nam veteran, I've heard the sounds of battle before; I never want to hear them again.

For the nay-sayers to those of us who are responsible CCW holders and users, I ask this: At the Trolley Square incident there was one man with a weapon who prevented a number of other deaths. He happened to be a very brave member of the Ogden police force, but any CCW holder could have intervened had he not been there. How many lives were saved because one man, police officer or not, had and used his concealed weapon?

This is an excellent response to all the insane rhetoric that I read on the comments section of the article you were shown in SGT. I really like his logic. It may not talk about the airport or its wrongfully placed signs, but it is a great retrospective to be privy to.
 

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"If you've got a concealed weapon, don't try to protect me," he said. "I'll take my chances with the security forces."

Wow! Seriously? What security forces? The ones that check your shoes? If the "security forces" that Steven Gunn is talking about is TSA, then he should take a closer look - no firearms. The only "security forces" that carry firearms are the airport LEO's and quite honestly they maybe go through the terminal once an hour. What happens when they're not there? Are those really the chances that he's willing to take?

Besides, he's flattering himself for thinking that we carry to protect 'him'. :p Seriously, why do anti-gun activists hate us SO much?
 

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Fear and a lack of understanding. Through education, I have been able to change the hearts and minds of 3 seriously anti-gun people. Through calm discussion and statement of facts only. I actually find that about half of the problem lies in the fact that the person has NO understanding of how firearms function. Weird?
 

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I used to work security at an airport (2 different airports). Trusting the security at the airport to protect you would be like trusting an EMT to perform open heart surgery. Both EMT's and Security have their place, EMT's are there to keep you alive until you get to a hospital, not to perform complex medical procedures. Security is there to Observe, Report, Detect, and Deter; Not to defend.
 

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xmirage2kx said:
I used to work security at an airport (2 different airports). Trusting the security at the airport to protect you would be like trusting an EMT to perform open heart surgery. Both EMT's and Security have their place, EMT's are there to keep you alive until you get to a hospital, not to perform complex medical procedures. Security is there to Observe, Report, Detect, and Deter; Not to defend.
Wow! I couldn't have said it better. :)
 
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