Someone explain this to me, how is an “unloaded” gun deemed “loaded”?
…Sources believe Bowers arrived in New York with the gun on Friday, and was carrying the piece and a clip with eight rounds in a carry-on bag.
“The two of them were in the same bag, under the law it’s considered a loaded gun [emphasis added],” the source said.
Forget it, don’t even bother, because it really doesn’t matter. The point here is why didn’t Bowers tell someone he had a gun and some ammunition in his bag? I mean, I haven’t flown in a very long time, but I’m going to figure they don’t like folks bringing weapons into airports anymore given the issues they’ve had with crazy people and terrorists who hate the American flag and all (seriously, you can barely bring a shampoo bottle into a terminal these days without fear of a cavity search so did Bowers just feel lucky or what?).
Jeez…some of these guys need to think a bit before they act. Or, at the very least, use a bit more common sense when they start weighing the pros and cons of certain decisions.