Please refrain from accusing me of derailing a thread by answering a direct question. Thank you. And Jess, sorry for losing my temper. You did right to delete my post.
Whether or not it offends people to consider increased carrying of firearms as a solution to the current TSA woes, I would like to know if people seriously consider it a "derail".
I have a "colorful" history on Metafilter, no argument there. But I find myself increasingly annoyed by a very small number of people frequently telling me not to derail a thread, in response to an on-topic idea they don't like for personal or ideological reasons.