THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 156, January 14, 2002
GRAB SOMETHING AND RUN!
Barry Brunstein (the gentleman who mistakenly carried a gun onto a plane) has showed that government airline security is a dangerous fraud that slaughtered thousands on 9-11-2001. He proved libertarians correct in that there is nothing wrong with law-abiding citizens carrying guns, off or on a plane.
Imagine if Brunstein had been on one of the doomed flights of 9-11-2001. If Brunstein had realized he had his gun he could have saved thousands of lives and been a hero.
But Brunstein's gun was discovered and confiscated and he took another flight home disarmed. How ironic it would have been if, on his flight home, terrorists had attempted a sequel to 9-11-2001. Then the government's victim disarmament program would have resulted in more mass slaughter, as it did on 9-11-2001, by searching, disarming and cowing passengers, crew and even pilots.
The government's antidisestablismentarianism in air travel is a dangerous fraud and causes mass slaughter. Government needs to be removed from air travel. Then air travel would develop effective security methods.
Government cannot stop real criminals or terrorists. So instead, the government is creating a criminal felons out of another model citizen who has not committed any act of violence or theft, and who has done nothing to anyone. Perhaps a jury would reject the law and acquit.