Farah Tries to Take Loaded Gun on Airplane

It’s time like these that make me reconsider my atheism and wonder if there isn’t a God who loves me dearly and wants me to be entertained. How else to explain the fact that Worldnetdaily grand poobah Joseph Farah was arrested trying to take a loaded handgun on an airplane?

Joseph Francis Farah, a leading ‘birther’ who runs the right-wing, conspiracy website WorldNetDaily, was reportedly caught by TSA agents on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag as he passed through security at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.

Farah, who denounced TSA screening practices in a 2010 column, faces a class 1 misdemeanor charge for carrying a gun in an airport terminal, according to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He was released pending a summons.

The Washington Post first reported the incident yesterday but described the individual in question as Joseph Farah, 49, of Centreville, Va. Hatewatch confirmed with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority today that in fact Joseph Francis Farah, who is 59, was cited for the weapon charge.

I’m sure this is all part of Obama’s Kenyan Muslim communist plot to destroy him. I bet that handgun was paid for by George Soros and planted in his bag by the ghost of Saul Alinsky and his gay lover.

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  • anubisprime

    Well god cannot be everywhere…best to pack a bit of iron to take care of business…tis what jeebus would do!

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Why is that only a misdemeanor?

  • ianeymeaney

    Isn’t using “right-wing” and “conspiracy” in the same sentence redundant and repetetive?

  • vereverum

    Or, perhaps perceiving himself as good, and good people do good things, he is persecuted for doing a good thing and becomes a martyr graphically demonstrating the U.S. police state yada yada yada.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    caught by TSA agents on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag

    He has the perfect excuse: “I am a Sam Kinison re-enactor!”

  • John Horstman

    But how else is he supposed to stop the snakes!?!?!?!?!?

  • anubisprime

    There is always the possibility that he meant to hi-jack the plane and fly it into the White house or summat equally banal…and probably completely impossible these days what with the sensitivity in policing airspace over sensitive areas since 9/11.

    But seeing as muppets like Farah believes nothing told him by Obama’s Whitehouse he probably just thinks it is black ops against the righteous.

    But it would be his finest swan song and folk tunes would be written in Texas hailing him as a true patriot that gave his life…yada….yada….yada…!

    I mean who really knows what foetid delusions and intents these numbskulls have going on inside?

  • cptdoom

    From other reports I’ve seen, his excuse is that he fears for his life because of all the gay activists out to get him, of course mentioning the one such incident at the FRC headquarters, and claims he didn’t search his bag thoroughly enough before entering the airport. About as reasonable as you could expect from Farah.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Typical TSA! What if he needed to shoot someone? Did they ever think about that?!

  • caseloweraz

    Carrying loaded guns into airports has been trending up over the past few years. One source says the TSA reported 634 cases this year so far.

    Our winner has to be the man who was caught June 16 at Detroit Metro with a 5.7mm FNH loaded with a 20-round magazine in his carry-on bag. Another 20-round magazine reposed beside it. He must have been anticipating snakes.

    Runner-up is the woman arrested at Philadelphia’s airport in May. She was packing a .45-caliber Glock loaded with a ten-round magazine, and she had no carry permit.

    What are they thinking?

  • D. C. Sessions

    What are they thinking?

    ObQuirk!

  • eric

    …and claims he didn’t search his bag thoroughly enough before entering the airport

    If you ever have to ask the question “now where did I put that gun?” you shouldn’t get one.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    …and claims he didn’t search his bag thoroughly enough before entering the airport.

    Yeah, I know I keep loaded weapons in my luggage as a matter of course when it’s stored in the basement, and I’ve got to be real careful to search each bag to get those weapons out before I travel. I mean, real careful, because it’s easy for a weapon to hide among the several pounds of cold steel that is my underwear.

  • anachronistes

    Did they miss the gun he was hiding in his pornstache?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    To be a charitable as possible to Farrah, it could be that this carry-on bag was something that he carried with him all the time, and because he’s a paranoid loon, he always keeps a loaded gun with him. And when he went to the airport, he just forgot about it.

    But this just speaks to the massive irresponsibility of your typical wing/gun-nut. Treating a loaded weapon like you would a tube of chapstick, something you forget you even have on your person and take no precautions with, is the utter height of stupidity. And if he really is claiming he didn’t search the bag thoroughly enough, he’s implying that he did rummage through the bag but somehow missed the heavy, cold object that he completely forget he had in there in the first place.

    He would come off looking only slightly worse if he claimed he was intending to hijack a plane.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I was thinking of doing some snark.

    In the instant case my snark mojo has NOTHING on this shit.

    http://www.oneutah.org/2009/03/im-doing-this-my-first-concealed-carry-permit/

    And as to why he “hearts” Dr. Ignatius Piazza?

    http://www.oneutah.org/2009/03/im-doing-this-my-first-concealed-carry-permit/

    He’s a fellow member of the VPWPK*.

    Iggy Popgun (he prefers “Naish”, so, well, fuck you, Iggy) is THE Millionaire Patriot.

    With guys like Iggy around, it’s difficult to do a good enough “Poe”.

    * Village People Wannabe Pornstache KKKrewe

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Area Man “But this just speaks to the massive irresponsibility of your typical wing/gun-nut.”

    Guns are like umbrellas; it’s better to have one, not remember that you have it, then get arrested at the airport than to not have one and need it.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    There was a recent post about some hatefilled homobigot spouting off at a City Council meeting.

    There was snark about him maybe being gay and sparks flew.

    I don’t know about closetgaygaybashers but it’s made clear on a VERY frequent basis that the TROoG*

    I don’t know what the current year numbers are for gunz found in luggage or on the person of complete fucking idiots who do this shit.

    This:

    “1,813 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging nearly five firearms per day. Of those, 1,477 (81%) were loaded. Firearms were intercepted at a total of 205 airports with Atlanta (ATL) on top of the list for the most firearms intercepted (111) in 2013.

    There was a 16.5% increase (257) in firearm discoveries from last year’s total of 1,556.”

    is from here: http://blog.tsa.gov/2014/01/tsa-blog-year-in-review-2013.html

    And there’s no way of knowing how many AREN’T found.

    “http://www.oneutah.org/2009/03/im-doing-this-my-first-concealed-carry-permit/

    * Totes Responsible Owners of Gunz aren’t actually THAT responsible in far too many instances.

  • elpayaso

    @ caseloweraz: a 5.7mm FNH loaded with a 20-round magazine in his carry-on bag. Another 20-round magazine reposed beside it. He must have been anticipating snakes.

    nope. the FN fiveSeven cartridge was specifically designed to be able to penetrate body armor.

    The 5.7×28mm cartridge was designed in response to NATO requests for a replacement for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge.[9][11] According to the NATO requirement, the new cartridge was to have greater range, accuracy, and terminal performance than the 9×19mm cartridge.[19] Additionally, it was to be capable of penetrating body armor.[19] FN Herstal responded to the NATO requirement by developing the 5.7×28mm cartridge and two associated weapons: the FN P90 personal defense weapon (PDW) and FN Five-seven pistol.[9]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_5.7%C3%9728mm

    this was for shooting at the Scary Monsters in His Head.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    elpayaso “the FN fiveSeven cartridge was specifically designed to be able to penetrate body armor.”

    The civilian ammunition wasn’t. It’s missing the steel knocker.(*1)

     

    *1. Steel Knockers was a script I wrote about robot women from the future(*2), sent back in time to party.

    *2. Robot Women from the Future was also a script I wrote.

  • http://streetsatnight.blogspot.com Travis

    Whenever there is an incident involving firearms in the US I see gun nuts coming out of the woodwork to say they are responsible gun owners and so they should be allowed to carry their guns around. Of course, the problem I always have with this is that there is apparently no way to weed out these supposed irresponsible gun owners until they do something stupid. Anyway, now that Farah has shown himself to be an irresponsible gun owner I am sure those same gun nuts will be calling for his right to own and carry guns to be removed, right?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Joseph Farah, 49, of Centreville, Va. … in fact Joseph Francis Farah, who is 59, was cited …

    Evil Obama used his Time Machine Powerz™ to make Farah ten years older than he was the day before!

  • Doug Little

    So this means that he gets flagged as an irresponsible gun owner and his licence revoked, right?

  • https://www.facebook.com/wes.aaron.5 Wes Aaron

    I support the second amendment, but again just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    Even in Utah we can’t escape them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7HPTWtZ9rs

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Hopefully blockhead Farrah doesn’t try to come to Canada anytime soon. I’m sure he’ll stick his piece in his checked luggage, not realising that handguns cannot be brought into Canada without permits, and his 3 inch barrel S&W is considered a prohibited handgun in any case.

    The Canada Borders Services Agency regularly seizes guns Americans cluelessly try to bring in, as they seem to have trouble understanding American gun laws do not apply in Canada. Here in Saskatchewan we’ve had several seizures this year, the most recent being June 7th at Regway, where a man had a loaded .32 pistol in a car door compartment. The most headslapping incident so far this year in Canada was a US airline pilot who was arrested in Calgary with a loaded pistol in his carryon bag. Yeah, I really want that guy flying a plane I’m on.

  • Synfandel

    Wes Aaron wrote: “I support the second amendment, but again just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    Even in Utah we can’t escape them.”

    The second amendment is the legal defense behind US gun culture, which is the single most heinous trait of American society, even surpassing fundamentalist religion.

  • neonsequitur

    Are they gonna try Farrah in a civilian court, or send him to Gitmo?

  • Gvlgeologist, FCD

    In fairness to most of these RWNJ Ammosexuals, for them a gun isn’t only a weapon, it’s a sex toy for turning them on. I think of Steven Colbert’s relation to his gun. I can see forgetting that you’ve got a dildo in your bag.

  • had3

    What’s amazing, is you can still fly with guns, you just have to check them in at the check-in counter and demonstrate that it isn’t loaded. Of course, many times the airline people can’t tell if it’s loaded or even operational, but they’ll still sign off on it and you pick up the weapon when you land from the baggage carousel. As an aside, nothing brings the crickets chirping like a conversation on the shuttle bus: “skis?” “Nope, shotgun.”

  • B-Lar

    If I got caught with a bag of weed at airport security, I strongly doubt that “I didn’t check my bag properly! Its obviously an accident!” would cut it.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I think it might be appropriate in cases like Pornstache Joe’s (or, as the people in his splinter cell call him, Joe The Ferret) to put him in a cell and, when he finally surfaces during an internal audit three or four years down the road, have the DA say, “Oops, my bad, I forgot he was in there!”.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    It’s too bad that those two shooters in Lost Wages didn’t wind up at the Walmart in Phoenix, instead:

    http://www.hngn.com/articles/24578/20140217/walmart-news-walmart-shooting-arizona-walmart-locations-walmart-phoenix-walmart-shooting-news-arizona-news.htm.