No big deal in the land of the gun. About the best you Americans can expect now is that it's not your children who are getting blown away by gungoons while in their schools!
Arm everybody over the age of 5 and make it mandatory that they are packing at all times. It's certain it will reduce the number of shootings! The NRA says so!
To answer your question, he was dead in seconds. I didn't realize it was so long ago but as I recall the shooting took place on a Thursday and I was allowed to fly from LAX to Denver with a knife in my pocket on that Saturday.On Thursday, July 4, 2002 at around 11:30 am, a lone gunman approached the El Al ticket counter at the Los Angeles International Airport, pulled out two pistols and started shooting at the 90 passengers standing in the line. Initially, the assailant killed 25-year-old Customer Service Agent Victoria Hen, who was standing behind the counter. Later, the assailant opened fire at the passengers as they huddled nearby and killed 46-year-old passenger Yaakov Aminov. In addition, he injured four other bystanders.
After the gunman fired 10 bullets at the crowd, one of El Al's security guards, who was unarmed, managed to knock him down. Meanwhile, El Al's security officer, Chaim Sapir, ran to the scene but was stabbed by the assailant with a fighting knife. Despite this, Sapir managed to draw his pistol and kill the gunman
The incident really put the TSA on their toes huh?
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
That's how my father got in, a navy vet worth 20 years in the service, without a degree, or any usable skill off an air craft carrier.
Now they all require degrees..but luckily he's now management.
TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT. (also, perhaps, General Mattis for President).
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I only did a search for "shia" in the thread and didn't find it, but the shooters surname make him likely Shia Muslim...
I will read the thread when I have more time, but it does look like it could be another religious based attack.
Hell, I think more people would be shooting at the TSA if they had guns. It's one of the reason I hardly ever fly. If I wanted to be groped, I'd join the Catholic Church.The hypothetical scenario that has been projected here was that the LAX shooter would have been "dropped" before he got off a shot if everyone at the airport was carrying a gun. I am exploring that contention to see if that is a realistic possibility. I am expanding that thought to see if this train of thinking could be applied to anywhere.
What do you think? If everyone at LAX was carrying ( bearing ) a gun ...could this shooting of the TSA officers have been prevented?