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Old 01-06-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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Walther used in FTL shooting?

Pic of gun used in Fort Lauderdale shooting looks like a PPS M1. Any opinion?

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Old 01-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Certainly looks like it.

I'm having trouble figuring out how an American flying in from Canada has a pistol in "checked luggage". I thought you could only do that within the U.S.
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Flying through from Alaska.....
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Definitely a PPS.

Tragic event.
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Guy was a vet too. Damn shame... at least they got him alive so hopefully we can learn something from this.

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Various run ins with the law in AK, general discharge from the service, the guy is a nutter.

This will be the end of flying with firearms in checked baggage.

Waiting for the calls for "sensible gun control laws".
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Of course the Media will run this story into the dirt, and drop any coverage of the Chicago Facebook Torture/Kidnapping...
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I agree. That's my concern as well.

Given that it is not legal in FL to carry a gun in a passenger terminal, unless it is "encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage", a baggage claim is effectively a gun free zone, and this is another example of a gun free zone being totally worthless to prevent violence.

However, this incident will be used by TSA and/or the antigun crowd as an excuse to ban guns in checked bags. After all, we Americans are pretty good at doing knee jerk legislation and regulation without considering what really creates gun violence.

No one will even consider that someone could walk in off the street into the baggage claim area at any major airport with a gun and start shooting without having to fly or go through security at all. Consequently banning guns in checked baggage adds no significant increase in safety, but rather, in conjunction with the gun free zone nature of most airports, even outside the secure areas, decreases safety as it removes the ability of an armed citizen to have a gun at hand if needed.
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Well, I'm certainly glad I can carry concealed in our airports here in Texas.
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Certainly looks like the "classic" PPS. My first impression when I saw the pic on the news. Extra cap mag as well. No doubt the Libs will have a field day with this. Lost the election, gotta have something to chew on.
Agree with another poster, re: the Chicago fiasco, haven't seen any " Disabled Lives Matter" shirts i the streets.
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