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These Guys Are Not The Brightest Files: Kris Blanks Brings Gun And Ammo To TSA Edition

Thanks to WeiUnderPar for spotting Chris Alcantara's account of PGA Tour player Kris Blanks forgetting the loaded gun in his backpack as he went through security at Palm Beach International.

Just after 6 a.m. Sunday, Kristoffer Blanks, was on his way to catch a plane headed to Charlotte, N.C., when he entered an airport security checkpoint and placed his black backpack onto an X-ray conveyor belt.

As the bag went through screening, a Transportation Safety Administration officer found a .40-caliber Glock 27 with eight rounds in the magazine, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Deputies responded to the airport, took Blanks’ bag and arrested him on charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

During an interview with deputies, Blanks said he forgot to take his gun out of the bag after he returned home from a road trip the week before, the report said. He added he did not have a concealed weapons permit.

But other than that, everything was kosher!

Kris hasn't mentioned the incident on his Twitter account...yet.

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Roger Goodell's having a good smile over this one....!
07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
I am having a smile on the irony of blanks with live rounds..theses guys are good!
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ-Mac
It's a training aid. He played 18 with Kevin Na and now he worries about not being able to pull the trigger.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSmith
Well let's just say that ol' Kris is clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed ...
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJock S Trap
Why the heck does a golf pro need to carry a gun? The world has gone mad.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephen W
I'd imagine gun ownership on the PGA Tour is ten times the national average.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
A .40 calibre Glock 27. Otherwise known as a penis extension!
Blanks certainly was not Summa Cum Laude at Huntington College. Reviewing his stats for the past couple of years it appears Mr. Blanks had been practicing at the wrong range. @ J - Mac and Smith, out of respect for each of your entertaining posts, I will resist trying to top either of them.. Very tempting with the material available and the potential puns available, but will not make an attempt. You guys take the grade on this one.
Stupid comes in all sizes, shapes, colors and 'Sports'!
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTiredProgrammer
Kris with a K? Really?
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTorr Eckman
As a father of two children the thought of someone "forgetting" where a loaded weapon might be, sickens me. This tool should face every inch of justice coming his way, including a suspension from the Tour. Does this mean he's rolling into PGA event locker rooms with a loaded weapon. I'm sure the boys feel great about that.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterP-Dog
Freeeeeedom! Dumbasssss...

Wonder what the PGAT fine is for this one?
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Some guy named "Blanks" hauling ammo thru airport security.

07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob
These Guys Are Goofs.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Ghillie what makes you think that?

c&c, based on gender that particular theory would more likely apply to you vs. Kris.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Klearly a kase of kondukt unbekoming a professional.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
1.The number of players who cite huntin', fishin' and shootin' as their "hobbies."

2.The number of right-wing Republicans on the Tour.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
What the USA needs more of is Left wing Republicans.

Handguns are used in about 80% of the murders in the USA. Handguns are not a good thing.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered Commentervwgolfer
Not just murders. Read a story this morning about a grandmother in West Virginia who used her .40 caliber handgun to fire into the darkness at "intruders" who were probably racoons ransacking her garbage can. A slug went through the wall of her grandson's house 200 feet away, as large caliber projectiles are wont to do, and killed him as he slept.

vw: Fighting Bob La Follette (Sr) died in 1925.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
How many "right-wing Republicans" are there "on Tour"? Do you think Blanks is one of them?

At least your point #1 has a hint of logic to it (I'm certain DL3 has a slew of shotguns, would love to know if he owns a Glock), unlike this statement you recently made: "...I doubt she was really ever as good as they say, a few flashes of talent at age 12 or 13, in a sport helped by size..."
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@ Ghillie Are you profiling? What do politics or being a golf professional have to do with a guy accidently carrying a Glock through an airport? Than goodness it wasn't a terrorist. It was a stupid mistake, yes. But how do you profile the PGA TOUR and Republicans based on a mistake?
Pro, like c&c, Ghillie hates Americans and continuously denigrates them. You should have seen some of the things she said about Michelle Wie -- things that were so far off base it was just unreal (in the McIlroy thread). Just makes stuff up and tosses it out...a real pattern there.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Someone who's not used to it will get a real shock when travelling through certain states. I was enjoying a beautiful day in Savannah Georgia not too long ago, sitting in a nice park with loads of people around and children playing in the splash pool. I noticed a fellow sitting on the grass with his family with a holster and pistol on his hip, then I noticed another....then another.... I stopped counting when I hit about 7 people out at the park / festival with guns on their hips. I left the park and headed for my car, crossing my fingers that nobody would set off a fire cracker which would inevitably lead to a shootout where I might get caught in the crossfire.
Hey, if you don't do anything wrong, you've got nothing to fear right?
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Press Agent, does that make you not want to visit Georgia again? I wonder if a predator ever attempted to snatch a kid in that park?
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Oh, please. Bunch of pencil d*cks with too many other issues to count, that's all.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
DTF, I do not "hate Americans" and I don't suppose C&C does either. The PGA Tour is not America, I devoutly believe and hope.
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
there once was a president called barrack
whose relection came as a shock
he raised the taxes i pay
then he turned marriage gay
and now hes coming after your glock
07.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterrooster booster
the only people scared of guns are the people that don't understand them. mkaing heroin and cocaine illegal hasn't eliminated drug use. i wonder how many of the deaths by firearms comes by those who legally carry a firearm.

you're kidding yourself if you think this country is safer by eliminating the ability to legally own a firearm. how about this country start enforcing our current laws. felons are continually getting caught with guns or attempting to buy guns and being let off the hook.

left wingers are out of their minds
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom
Ghillie, I don't believe you. Want to revisit the MW thing with me in the other thread?

Tom, the answer to your question is accessible and it's about as you expect. Just a tad of follow on digging also show it's not a "right-wing Republican" problem but rather...

Gillie, what is the PGA Tour? How would you describe it?
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Ghillie, another question... do you think gun ownership amongst NFL players compares to the national average? And why?
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
I stated my views. You don't have to agree.Her results tell more than either of our opinions.
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
@ DTF Now the NFL's issue on Gun Control is anothe matter..........good one! How about the NBA, can you say Gilbert Arenas? Bet there's some heat packers in that league too. Why does Ghillie want to pick on the TOUR. Hey, Ghillie, I am a gun owner, with a concealed weapons permit....please call before coming through the front door for tea.
Problem is you don't know what her results are. Either that or you are stupid. Come on now, meet me over there and let's hash it out.

All you have to do is click right here: (apologies for multiple posts)

Pro, it's an American, white male, Republican phobia, with a dash of Michelle Wie hate tossed in for good measure. It's just happenstance that PGA Tour players fit the profile she despises.

Here are a few snippets from her most recent Wie bashing, all of which were disproved with undeniable facts.

"...since joining the LPGA, her ranking sinks every season..." (false)

"...she is back to her old trick of a health issue when playing poorly." (false)

"...doubt she was really ever as good as they say -- a few flashes of talent at age 12 or 13, in a sport helped by size (at least at that age, and against little girls)..." (false)
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
(this may post twice, apologies if so)

Ghillie, problem is you don't know her results. Either that or you are stupid. Come on, meet me over at the Rory thread and let's hash it out.

Pro, it's and American, white male, Republican phobia, with a dash of Michelle Wie hate thrown in for good measure. PGA Tour players just happen to fit the profile she despises.
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
What an invitation...I have no intention of flogging a dead horse, and I have places to be this afternoon and evening, sorry. Maybe we will spar again some time.

But I don't hate Michelle Wie, I pity her. I hate a system that promotes her because she is "marketable" rather than because she has proven her ability, and I think that nonsense contributed to the damage done to her career. And the PGA Tour -- which on the one hand claims to be the creme de la creme and on the other hand issues invitations to an unproven (but marketable) teenage girl, which hardly lends any street cred to their claim -- was a big part of that. Venality trumps -- it ought to replace "These Guys are Good" as the Tour's motto.
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Why all the false statements like these?

"...since joining the LPGA, her ranking sinks every season..." (false)

"...she is back to her old trick of a health issue when playing poorly..." (false)

"...doubt she was really ever as good as they say -- a few flashes of talent at age 12 or 13, in a sport helped by size (at least at that age, and against little girls)..." (false)

On that last one alone:
-> won USGA PubLinx at 13, youngest ever to win a USGA adult championship.
-> made round of 8 at MEN's adult USGA PubLinx, age 15.
-> 2003-2006 played 12 majors, made 12 cuts, five top-4 finishes, six top-5 finishes, seven top-10 finishes, ages 13 to 16.

A "few flashes"?
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@ DTF and don't forget the young lady graduated from Stanford, ON TIME! That may be the biggest accomplish!
Certainly haven't forgotten that Pro ;0) The criticism of her just baffles me...

Out of curiosity I check out the twitter account of Kris Blanks...damned if he didn't get his butt on up to DC anyway and play in the Monday charity pro-am to which he was committed!! Raising money for Duke Cancer Institute...
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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