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  1. michaelbane

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    I've put up a website about allowing passengers to carry weapons on planes, trains, buses and ships.

    http://mysite.verizon.net/armedpassengers/framepage.htm

    Air CCW is a topic that has been debated on this board at various times. A few years ago, there was a website called Project: Safe Skies. But that's been gone for a while now.

    Any feedback on how to improve the website would be greatly appreciated. Also, I hope people will tell others about the website.
     
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  2. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    Hi Michael!

    Your main page has to hook the Reader, and set both the premise of the proposition and the rightness of it in very few words, without making them work for it.

    Quickly dashed off example, that would require a bit of research and crafting:
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    The Failed Experiment.

    Most young people today do not remember the days before metal detectors, when a lawfully armed citizen boarding a train, plane or ship was common and unremarkable.

    Before that time, there where ____ hijackings (maybe deaths due to terrorists?). Since that time, on ___ ___, 1972(?), there have been __hijackings, resulting in _______ deaths.

    It's time to admit that the experiment was doomed to failure from the start, and reclaim the means of taking helping ourselves when there's no one else to help us.

    What would Todd Beamer have given for a simple revolver?


    Perhaps also, that cartoon that appeared after 9/11, with the jihadis surrounded by armed passengers would get the point across, although I don't know if it would water down the level of seriousness.
     
  3. geekWithA.45

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    A different, probably better approach:

    In a time of danger, America is wasting a precious, unique national resource.

    America has literally tens of millions of background checked, trained, tested and trustworthy armed men and women. They are current and ex police officers, current and ex military, and permit holding citizens who are quietly and inconspicuously armed among us all the time.

    These same trustworthy citizens are are forced to lay aside their arms every time they board an airplane, train or other target of terrorism.

    Does this make even the slightest bit of sense?

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    Then you could ice the cake with a list of any 9/11 passengers who had military, police, emergency or carry permits.
     
  4. Oleg Volk

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    The page is almost unreadable in Firefox at 1024x1280 resolution due to the contrasty background overlapping with text. Try using a narrow table to constrain the text?
     
  5. michaelbane

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    The first thing I noticed was the Viagra ad!

    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and viagra - that's quite a pair!:D
    Are you sure you want to be so closley linked to those two?:eek:

    Just kidding. Looks like great publicity for you, and obviously a worthy cause!

    And I just love the Shooting Gallery. Great Show!!!!!
     
  8. michaelbane

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    Yeah, with Viagra you know you're not shooting blanks!:D

    But seriously, this puts the esteemed Congressperson in somewhat of a compromising position. She's obviously anti-gun, but she was caught complaining about being searched for weapons.
     
  9. michaelbane

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    Armed Passengers Project Updates listed here!

    Dear fellow THR members:

    Some of you may recall my announcement last July about the formation of the Armed Passengers Project, www.armedpassengers.org. I'll use this thread to post the text of my periodic email newsletter so everyone can see the latest news relating to the cause, along with links to related news stories.

    If there is anyone willing to volunteer to help with this cause, please don't hesitate to email me from the website or PM me.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane
     
  10. michaelbane

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    Armed Passengers Project Update for 2/18/07

    Dear readers,

    I want to thank those who responded to my last newsletter asking for people to explore making the Armed Passengers Project a non-profit organization. But we still need a few more people in the Philadelphia, PA area willing to act as an initial Board of Directors. If you think you can spare the time, or know someone who can, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    I'd also like to thank one of our newsletter subscribers for giving us some extra publicity. You can read about it at the following link:

    http://www.packing.org/community/law.../?thread=20965

    As always, any support is greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane

    Airport security bans O.C. mom's breast milk - 2/5/07
    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1565166.php

    Airport security chief caught carrying ammunition before flight - 2/6/07
    http://www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/Glob...3&nav=menu20_3

    10News Exclusive: Are TSA Employees Stealing?
    http://www.10news.com/news/10958212/...=sand&psp=news

    TSA workers skip Orlando security - 2/8/07
    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc...GNEWS/70208001

    Government Admits Privacy Errors - 2/8/07
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...119TX1K0000594

    Film from hit show "Lost" wrecked by airport X-ray - 2/9/07
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...yndication=rss

    Airlines wrangle with U.S. over fees - 2/10/07
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/4542164.html

    Security devices falter in rail tests - 2/14/07
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...security_x.htm

    Marine's medals delay his return to Camp Lejeune - 2/15/07
    http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/200687
     
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    Armed Passengers Project Update for 2/25/07

    Dear Readers,

    Other than some new members to the mailing list, there are no updates this week specific to the advancement of the cause. Just this week's pertinent news articles. Links to these articles will also be added to the links page of the website. Just go to www.armedpassengers.org, and click on "Links".

    As always, your support of the Armed Passengers Project is greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane

    Dems to push subway safety - 2/18/07
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-02-18-dems-rail-safety_x.htm?csp=34

    Protecting NYC subways an 'incomprehensible' task - 2/18/07
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-18-ny-subway-safety_x.htm?csp=34

    Musicians Face Tougher Airport Security - 2/19/07
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/18/national/main2491301.shtml

    Hide and seek at Oakland airport - 2/19/07
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_5258338

    Airport workers will face screening - 2/21/07
    http://www.ajc.com/services/content.../mettsa0221a.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=13

    Sky Harbor debuting controversial X-ray machine - 2/21/07
    http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/0221backscatter-ON.html

    U.S. airline security is said to be 5 years behind schedule - 2/21/07
    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/21/news/secure.php

    Woman admits pill handoff - 2/22/07
    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/170384.php

    Unit 8 Special Report: Experts say airport security is still vulnerable - 2/22/07
    http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_022107_special_pdx_security.217b8ce4.html

    Why Smart Cops Do Dumb Things - 2/22/07
    http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,72774-0.html?tw=rss.technology

    Lawmaker Probes TSA Website Gaffe - 2/23/07
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,72790-0.html?tw=rss.technology
     
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    Armed Passengers Project Update for March 12, 2007

    Dear Readers,

    Yesterday, in the Poughkeepsie Journal, columnist Mark Musso praised heightened airport and rail security screening, calling it “a necessity, regardless of how we feel about it.” He also said “The slight inconvenience is a small price to pay to know that we are safer for the effort.” You can read his commentary at the following link:

    http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/...070310/COLUMNISTS07/703100327/1015/COLUMNISTS

    This morning I emailed Mr. Musso to introduce him to the Armed Passengers Project. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an immediate response from him saying that while he had some initial hesitation about the concept, he would review the website, keep an open mind and consider featuring the issue in a future column as “food for thought”.

    Let’s hope we can find more journalists willing to have an open mind.


    As always, your support of the Armed Passengers Project is appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane


    Feds investigating lapses in O'Hare security - 2/25/07
    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/272185,6_1_NA25_SAVINI_S1.article

    Boise TSA official resigns following citation for indecent exposure - 2/28/07
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/102/story/73364.html

    Are You on the No Fly List, Too? - 3/2/07
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/are-you-on-the-no-fly-lis_b_42443.html

    Airline worker led Gore, staff around security - 3/2/07
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10680904/

    Metro-North Terror Check - 3/5/07
    www.nypost.com/seven/03052007/news/...onalnews_erika_martinez_and_jeremy_olshan.htm

    Weapons, Drugs Get Past OIA Security - 3/7/07
    http://www.wesh.com/news/11188377/detail.html?rss=orl&psp=news

    Federal bill would tighten airport security - 3/8/07
    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070308/BREAKINGNEWS/70308055

    Americans distrust security agencies - 3/9/07
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070308-115044-1056r.htm
     
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    Armed Passengers Project Update for April 4, 2007

    Dear readers,

    Some commitments have prevented me from sending out updates for a little while so the newsletter will be playing "catch up" for a week or so. As always, thanks for your support.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane

    US Urges Foreign Governments To Allow Armed Pilots - 2/9/07
    http://www.aero-news.net/news/comma...b4c480d-7e4f-45a2-8209-511df28db498&Dynamic=1

    Registered Traveler plan stumbles - 3/11/07
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-0703100132mar11,0,281293.story?track=rss

    TSA To Announce Changes In Airport Security Procedures - 3/12/07
    http://www.wftv.com/news/11227327/detail.html?rss=orlc&psp=news

    APA Voices Its Support For Streamlining FFDO Process - 3/12/07
    http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?contentBlockId=789906fe-f740-4c68-ac92-149d8ac6dd69

    Following gun-related arrests, TSA screens airport workers - 3/13/07
    http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2007/03/orlando_arrest.html

    Airport checkpoints often snare the unaware - 3/15/07
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/3/15/231137.html

    Couple Posing As Officers Arrested At LAX - 3/17/07
    http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_076113529.html
     
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    Armed Passengers Project Update for April 11, 2007

    Dear Readers,

    Here's a few more transportation security related articles for your perusal.

    Please don't forget to tell all your freedom-minded friends to visit the Armed Passengers Project website, www.armedpassengers.org.

    As always, thank you for your support.

    Sincerely,
    Michael L. Bane

    Airport papers found in trash - 3/18/07
    http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/m....htm?source=rss&channel=montereyherald_nation

    Charges added to case of former air marshal accused of smuggling weapons - 3/20/07
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cweapons20mar20,0,3664652.story?track=rss

    TRIP RUINED: Airport security turns travel into a nightmare - 3/21/07
    http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/S...rticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173350310965&path=rss

    Increased Police Presence on MTA Trains - 3/21/07
    http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/75809

    Grenade gets past airport security screening - 3/22/07
    http://au.biz.yahoo.com/070321/31/15n84.html

    TSA Employees Accused Of Stealing LAX Travelers' Property - 3/2/07
    http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11335799/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news

    Anxiety Detectives Coming to Airport - 3/23/07
    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/p...n=4&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

    More eyes in the skies - 3/24/07
    http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070324/EDITORIALS/703240301

    12 officials conducting air security from home - 3/25/07
    http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1174801548234580.xml&coll=1

    Luggage screenings planned at train station - 3/29/07
    http://www.syracuse.com/articles/news/index.ssf?/base/news-9/117515945144621.xml&coll=1
     
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    Geez, that sucks so much it can't be accurately described in the English language.:fire:
     
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