Another case for conceal carry.
I captured this video on December 19th at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Most entrants pass through the standard walk-through metal detectors but some entrants, myself included, were instead subjected to a handheld metal detector search.
Witness the amazingly superficial searches of this "security" guard. He scans 8 people in 20 seconds. Notice how he ignores purses and fails to scan most places where a weapon might be concealed.
What's more and what you can't see on the video, but I witnessed, is that the metal detector beeped on almost every person and the "security" guard simply ignored it. The alarm sounded on the cellphone in my front pocket and my son's as well. He just pushed us through at a dizzying pace without bothering to see what set off his alarm.
So what's the point of this security theater? They might as well be waving everyone with a magic wand and sprinkling pixie dust.
That's the point of conceal carry, isn't it? Phony security like this does nothing to protect innocent people and, in fact, makes us even more vulnerable by creating a false sense of safety. It would be far better if would-be assailants live under the fear that law-abiding citizens are armed and capable of ending any mischief they might start.
Criminals, like politicians, love unarmed citizens.
UPDATE: Welcome all 12 readers from the Pitch, Kansas City's underground, obscenity-laced, hipster newspaper. It's lucky I even saw the web referrals; there are just so few. The funny part is, for the embarrassingly small traffic that their referral to this blog post actually generated to my site -- seriously, like 12 hits -- their hit piece on me is still one of their 'Most Popular Stories' over there at the Pitch.
Heh. I'd link them back, but that's what they want. Plus if their website only has a few dozen readers, I might crash their site. Go get 'em, Pitch. Keep reaching for the stars!