Articles tagged “guns”

Chinese Tourism Slump in U.S. Reaches Tipping Point With Safety and Healthcare Concerns

Chinese Tourism Slump in U.S. Reaches Tipping Point With Safety and Healthcare Concerns

Jing Travel

Chinese tourists who are considering a U.S. trip are facing a double whammy this year. Not only are a looming trade war and poor exchange rates causing some distaste, China is also particularly sensitive to security and safety. In 2018, one might say the U.S. doesn't feel as safe as it once did.

2 months ago

United Airlines CEO on Dropping NRA Discount: ‘It Was Personal’

United Airlines CEO on Dropping NRA Discount: ‘It Was Personal’

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

It's so rare that any big corporation takes a stance that might anger a slice of consumers. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz should be commended for following his conscience.

3 months ago

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You know the old joke about people who live in the Southeast United States? Whether you go to heaven or hell, it goes, you'll need to change planes in Atlanta. Delta is among the world's most profitable airlines because of its Atlanta hub. It's not going anywhere.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Massacre May Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion

Las Vegas Massacre May Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion

Hannah Levitt and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

Hoteliers and casinos, sadly, could continue to face more lawsuits over security and negligence due to the balance they are forced to weigh between local laws that keep doors open to firearms and the public safety problem these weapons present.

9 months ago

Nevada Gun Tourism is Still Steady After Vegas Shooting

Nevada Gun Tourism is Still Steady After Vegas Shooting

Christopher Palmeri and Alexandra Stratton, Bloomberg

Don't count on mass shootings to deter travelers' interests in gun tourism. Guns are big business and are a major driver for some travelers, most of whom have no bad intentions.

11 months ago

Gun Tourism Doesn’t Appeal To Vast Majority of Americans

Gun Tourism Doesn’t Appeal To Vast Majority of Americans

Rafat Ali, Skift

Despite all the sensationalism in reportage of the recent tragic incident, the reality is that the idea of gun tourism is only appealing to a small portion of Americans, and fewer still act on it.

4 years ago

Airports Cope With Passengers Who Forget About Guns in Bags

Airports Cope With Passengers Who Forget About Guns in Bags

Allison Manning, Columbus Dispatch

How do airport police determine if travelers truly forgot they had a gun in their bags? The response cries out for a national policy. It is doubtful that airport authorities at JFK, O'Hare and Atlanta Hartsfield would be so lenient.

4 years ago

TSA Discovered a Record 1,813 Firearms at U.S. Airports in 2013

TSA Discovered a Record 1,813 Firearms at U.S. Airports in 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The jump in discoveries was not caused by any changes in TSA procedures, but rather an increase in forgetfulness or ignorance among gun-bearing travelers.

5 years ago

The TSA Just Set a New Record for Guns Found at Airports

The TSA Just Set a New Record for Guns Found at Airports

Jason Clampet, Skift

The discoveries are not so much about the TSA being more vigilant as they are about the growing number gun owners who tend to be more forgetful than their more responsible forebears.

5 years ago

The TSA is on track for another record year of gun discoveries at airports

The TSA is on track for another record year of gun discoveries at airports

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Thoughtless, irresponsible, and selfish are three words gun owners would rather not be called, but how else would you you describe someone who forgot they were bringing a weapon to one of the few places where they're guaranteed to go through an X-ray and metal detector?

5 years ago

Orlando tops all other Florida airports in weapons seizures

Henry Pierson Curtis, The Orlando Sentinel

With the spike in U.S. gun ownership comes more and more "forgotten" weapons at one of the few places where people can guarantee they're going to be searched for weapons.

5 years ago

TSA found a record 65 firearms in flyers’ carry-on bags last week

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The week before a holiday is bound to have heavier passenger traffic than average, but that doesn’t explain why the TSA found a record number of guns twice in the month of May.

5 years ago