Saturday, September 29, 2012

Relax, Citizen - your Government Masters are trustworthy

Tam posts on a TSA screener who got caught stealing an iPad
In a statement to ABC News, the TSA said it has “a zero-tolerance policy for theft and terminates any employee who is determined to have stolen from a passenger.” The TSA reports that 381 of its officers have been fired for theft between 2003 and 2012.
Well that's a relief!  I mean, with 45,000 screeners working ten years you've only had 381 thefts!  That's like (does some math: 381 ÷ 45,000 x 10) is a theft rate of around 840 per hundred thousand.

Compare to the heinous crime wave committed by concealed carry permit holders of 188 per 100,000*.  It's an outrage!  It's obviously way to easy to get a carry license!

Odd how we always hear from Progressives that gun owners are ready to snap and go all shootin' up the town square and everything.  And hey, that TSA thief rate is rock solid - I mean, the TSA says that they have a "zero-tolerance" policy and everything.

At this point can we just ask every Progressive who thinks that guns should be restricted and government expanded to shut up and sit down in the back of the room?  Grown ups are talking.

* North Carolina statistics, 1995 - 2011.  400,000 license holders, 1,200 revoked in 16 years.


Sean D Sorrentino said...

Since you're using my state's CHP data, I have to correct you on two points.

the almost 400K applications is just that, applications. It's not separate people. If I got my CHP on the day they were issued and have renewed it every 5 years since that would mean 1 initial and 3 renewals (Dec 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010) or 4 "Regular Permit Applications."

As of the beginning of last quarter, using my super secret info, there were a CHPs issued to a total of 321,227 different people. Of these, approx 417 were issued before the start of "Shall Issue" permitting in NC, the rest issued upon application on or after 1 Dec 1995.

Secondly, the number of "Regular Permit Applications Revoked" doesn't imply any wrongdoing on the part of those revoked. I've called several Sheriffs to get revocation data and I found out that several were for really strange reasons. If you get a permit, and then are accused of a crime or get a Domestic Violence Protective Order placed against you, the Sheriff will suspend your permit. It's not revoked until there is a court finding of wrongdoing. If you get found "Not Guilty" or the DA just drops the charges, the Sheriff reactivates your permit and hands it back to you. Your number is still up on the "Revoked" list.

The strangest one is one Sheriff's county permit clerk told me that she's only ever had to suspend one permit in her county. It was a sad case. She called to tell the man his CHP was renewed. His wife answered and told the clerk that he died the week before. The clerk had to revoke the permit.

This tells me that death is a revokable offense. Using a bit of logic on this I have determined that Zombies are not allowed to have Concealed Handgun Permits. Zombies, at least in North Carolina, are required to Open Carry.

Old Radar Tech said...

The number CAUGHT stealing doesn't equal the number stealing...