I say an American has no right to possess guns, because in Taiwan, her US police badge doesn’t mean squat. Here, she’s under arrest for the crime of illegally importing a firearm.
I’m laughing my head off. Meanwhile, the gun fetishists here are whining about “freedumb” and the “right to arm bears”.
My response to them has been, if you don’t like Taiwan’s gun laws, go home. And if you think Taiwan is less free and democratic than the US, well….
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A policewoman from California has been stranded in Taiwan since she reported that she had inadvertently brought a firearm and some ammunition in her bag on a flight that landed at Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday, authorities said.
The Aviation Police Bureau said the American police officer reported the matter to members of the airport’s ground staff after discovering the handgun and six rounds of ammunition in her carry-on bag.
The policewoman, identified as Nell Grant, handed over the pistol and ammunition and showed her badge as proof of her identity as a member of the California State Police, the authorities said.
How incompetent is she to put a gun in her bag – or not remove it – before travelling? If you don’t know where your gun is, you shouldn’t have one. And how incompetent is the US’s “homeland security” if she could get through airport security and get on an airplane with a weapon?
I hope she gets the maximum sentence, two years in prison, and make an example of her the way they do with drug dealers. Unfortunately, it’s more likely politicians will appease Washington and let her go. I just hope they destroy the gun.