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cute, but a handgun has a peak effective range of around 40ft. like the Brady incident, you would have to be close enough to stab to shoot someone with a handgun, assuming the secret service is around.

Posted by meanie | May 23, 2008 1:57 PM

So shouldn't they be handing out vouchers for either guns or bibles, then?

Posted by Ben | May 23, 2008 1:58 PM

If he finds the "guns and bibles" comment offensive, then I find him defensive.

Posted by Mahtli69 | May 23, 2008 1:59 PM

Our society can only progress as fast as our most ignorant elements will allow us.

Posted by Bub | May 23, 2008 2:14 PM

@1 huh?

A peak range of 40 ft?

Posted by Reality Check | May 23, 2008 2:17 PM

Those pragmatic Midwesterners are just getting ready for the coming gas and food shortages.

Posted by laterite | May 23, 2008 2:23 PM

stay ignorant, dumbfuck. its easier.

Posted by max solomon | May 23, 2008 2:25 PM

On the topic of guns, protection, and Barack Obama: Strangely, some of Obama's rallies have been protected by TSA. See discussion of a Louisville rally at FlyerTalk and of an Oregon rally on the TSA blog.

A bit out-of-scope for an organization that is supposed to ensure travel safety, huh?

Posted by Phil M | May 23, 2008 2:46 PM

Well, when the value of your full gas tank approaches $300.00, you'll want something to protect it, too.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 23, 2008 3:00 PM

Yawn. Some car dealer in TX did this years ago, but with rifles.

Posted by Tiktok | May 23, 2008 3:10 PM

Wonder how many of these customers will be first time gun owners who otherwise couldn't afford a firearm, and who still now can't afford any training to go with it.

Posted by lostboy | May 23, 2008 3:12 PM

@1 is right. Most qualified people can't hit much past about 10 to 15 meters with a handgun.

Best advice if someone has a handgun? Stick your car keys in their eyes and run into a crowded store and yell FIRE!

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 23, 2008 4:20 PM

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