You’ve heard of the 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels in carry-on luggage? You can carry up to 3 ounces of a given liquid or gel, you must put it in a 1-quart zip-top bag and each passenger may carry 1 bag.
How about the 0-0-0 rule for guns in carry-on luggage? Heard of that one?
Really, this story about people getting stopped with handguns in their carry-on bags at Arkansas airports has me wondering. Why am I fussing about whether my toothpaste is a gel and the size of the baggie I carry it in?
I realize that many of my fellow citizens carry guns around the same way I carry a water bottle and Chapstick. But while I have learned that I can’t take the water bottle through security at the airport, some people apparently are still forgetting to leave their guns home.
Among the people making this mistake in Arkansas was the governor’s son.
So, allow me to give the TSA a little help on this one. I will explain the 0-0-0 rule: You may carry on no guns, which may not be put in a bag, with a maximum of no guns per passenger.