A vest pocket sized Beretta .25 ACP is not a security guards weapon. It’s not even a good security guards emergency backup weapon. It’s a contact distance weapon of last resort.
No, I’m sure he did not mean to take it on the plane. OTOH, that’s the type of pocket pistol that a person carries everywhere everyday. He’s scared of something so he has his “protection”. He pulled strings and got his permit.
But he also stands up and says no regular citizen can legally do what he does.
When someone tells someone else, “do as I say, not as I do” that is usually considered hypocritical.