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Bodyguards leaving guns on planes.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by modelmaker, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54216511

    Dominic Raab's bodyguard has been "removed from operational duties" after allegedly leaving his gun on a plane at Heathrow.

    A cleaner is reported to have found the loaded Glock 19 pistol in its holster on a seat on the United Airlines flight after it landed in London on Friday.


    It happened with Cameron as well. No doubt the next thing we will hear about is Rees Mogg's bodyguard leaving a loaded flintlock in a Hansom cab.

    Can anyone answer a simple question? How do these guns get through airport security and why aren't they tracked from destination to destination? I sort of half get the idea that senior politicians need armed bodyguards, what I don't get is how they can be so lax with keeping track of the guns. Is it only senior politicians' bodyguards who are able to take guns onto planes? What about the likes of Jeff Bezos' bodyguards?
     
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  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    You would have thought he might notice it was missing.
     
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  3. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I don't think Jeff takes scheduled flights.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Why does Raab need a guard. Having him kidnapped might do us a favour. We could put Chris Grayling in charge of paying the ransom and we might get rid of both of them.
     
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  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    What would have happened if the gun had accidentally gorn orf? I've seen Goldfinger.

    I didn't think guns were allowed in plane cabins.
     
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  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    They go through VIP channel but they wills till be identified to security staff. But as official police bodyguards they are allowed to carry guns onto the plane so they will be allowed through, I assume.

    Goodness knows why Raab needs an armed bodyguard.
     
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  7. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    the death of goldfinger @ youtube
     
  8. colacao17

    colacao17 Lead commenter

    If I needed to trust someone with my life like this, I'd like it to be someone who wasn't daft enough to leave his gun in the bathroom.
     
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  9. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Can someone please post the link to the clip? Ta in advance.
     
  10. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Maybe the police assign particularly useless bodyguards to ministers they want to get rid of.
     
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  11. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    This one?
     
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  12. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    They are on loads of flights. Flight Marshals are usually armed.
     
  13. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Rules don't apply to our overlords.
     
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  14. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    In Italy the police have elastic cords (like phone cords) tying their guns to their holsters to prevent just such (surprisingly common) absentmindedness.
     
  15. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    In my primary school days, it was common for mothers to sew gloves onto a length of elastic that ran up one sleeve of our overcoats and down the other, so we never lost them.
     
  16. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

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