This reality was hammered home in a particularly revealing manner last fall when an Iranian-American businessman passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.
The inconvenient truth in the story is not that the man, Farid Seif, had an Arabic name or a swarthy appearance but that he was carrying a loaded snub nose Glock pistol in a bag with his computer.
The owner of the loaded Glock pistol said, "It's just impossible to miss it, you know. I mean, this is not a small gun. How can you miss it?"
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