Monday, September 14, 2015

TSA Week in Review: 41 Firearms, Concealed Items and More

41 Firearms Discovered

41 Firearms Discovered This Week– Of the 41 firearms discovered, 36 were loaded and 15 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured here was discovered in a carry-on bag at AUS.



Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can cause significant delays because the explosives detection professionals must respond to resolve the alarm. Even if they are novelty items, you are prohibited from bringing them onboard the aircraft.




Inert/replica grenades
Clockwise from the top left, these inert/replica grenades were discovered at ATL, LAS, AUS, GPI, DEN and OAJ. --- Four inert/replica grenades were discovered this week in carry-on bags at Atlanta (ATL), Dallas Love (DAL), Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS) and Jacksonville (OAJ).---
Two inert grenades were discovered this week in checked bags at Austin (AUS) and Glacier Park (FCA).
Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items – Artfully concealed is a term used to describe an item that is intentionally hidden. It could be anything from a knife sewn into the lining of a bag to a sword hidden inside of a walking cane. If a concealed prohibited item is discovered in your bag or on your body, you could be cited and possibly arrested by law enforcement.

Stun cane

This stun cane was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on property at Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

One round of ammunition and Oxycontin were discovered inside this cane at Las Vegas (LAS).

One round of ammunition and Oxycontin were discovered inside this cane at Las Vegas (LAS).

This knife was detected under the cushion of a child safety seat at New Orleans (MSY).

This knife was detected under the cushion of a child safety seat at New Orleans (MSY).


Miscellaneous Prohibited Items – In addition to all of the other prohibited items we find weekly, officers also regularly find firearm components, realistic replica firearms, bb and pellet guns, airsoft guns, brass knuckles, ammunition, batons and many other prohibited items too numerous to note.


Knives
Clockwise from the top left, these items were discovered at DAL, MBS, ORD, SFO, PHX, BUF, LGB, AUS, DAL, ABQ, DEN, ABQ and ATL

Stun Guns - 17 stun guns were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Two were discovered at Dallas Love (DAL), two at San Francisco (SFO), and the remainder were discovered at Fairbanks (FAI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS), Minneapolis (MSP), New Orleans (MSY), New York Kennedy (JFK), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Phoenix (PHX), Portland (PDX), Raleigh-Durham (RDU), Reno (RNO), Spokane (GEG), and Wilmington (ILM).  


Ammunition
Ammunition – When packed properly, ammunition can be transported in your checked baggage, but it is never permissible to pack ammo in your carry-on bag. The ammunition seen here was discovered in a carry-on bag at OKC.

Firearms
Clockwise from the top left, these firearms were discovered at PHX, BNA, ATL, TYS, LBF and ICT

Firearms
Clockwise from the top left, these firearms were discovered at MEM, PHX and JAX

Chart for discovered firearms in carry-on bags list

You can travel with your firearms in checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline. You can go here for more details on how to properly travel with your firearms. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.

Unfortunately these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent which is why we talk about these finds. Sure, it’s great to share the things that our officers are finding, but at the same time, each time we find a dangerous item, the line is slowed down and a passenger that likely had no ill intent ends up with a citation or in some cases is even arrested. The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000. This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home. Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items.

*In order to provide a timely weekly update, this data is compiled from a preliminary report. The year-end numbers will vary slightly from what is reported in the weekly updates. However, any monthly, midyear or end-of-year numbers TSA provides on this blog or elsewhere will be actual numbers and not estimates.


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50 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always, absolutely nothing you needed your slow, invasive, and ineffective naked body scanners to detect. Meanwhile, how many people suffered physical searches thanks to false alarms on these useless machines?

Why are Curtis Burns and West Cooper unwilling to address, let alone answer, that question?

How many weeks has it been since you last trumpeted something dangerous you found with the naked body scanners?

SSSS for Some Reason said...

"...One round of ammunition"

No. What you found, at least according to your picture, was some metal bits that happened to resemble a cartridge. It might have been ammunition at one point but now it is a bit of copper-encased lead with a brass bit is hollow.

For the Oxycotin find, whatever. I thought you guys didn't look for drugs? Or was it inside the 'ammunition' you found?

Susan Sanders said...

Who the hell needs to carry a hatchet?

Anonymous said...

Since when is it against TSA rules to take an axe onto a plane?
..... of course that's sarcasm ;)

Anonymous said...

I find it so hard to believe that in this day and time, that people can FORGET they have these items on them. Get Real People!

GSOLTSO said...

SSSS sez - "No. What you found, at least according to your picture, was some metal bits that happened to resemble a cartridge. It might have been ammunition at one point but now it is a bit of copper-encased lead with a brass bit is hollow.

For the Oxycotin find, whatever. I thought you guys didn't look for drugs? Or was it inside the 'ammunition' you found?"

I am going to go out on a limb and venture that the oxy was found while trying to remove the round (If it was a hollow cane, and they had to tip it up, if that was the location of the oxy, it would have simply fallen out at roughly the same time - at least, when I found 3 rounds and a bag of pills in the hollowed out section of a cane, that was how it happened. Just for the record, if the projectile was seated in the end of the casing, it looked like just about any other bullet/round on xray.

Susan sez - "Who the hell needs to carry a hatchet?"

I think Paul Bunyan carried one as a back up, but I could be mis-remembering.

Anon sez - "I find it so hard to believe that in this day and time, that people can FORGET they have these items on them. Get Real People!"

We hear "I forgot that was in there" or "I thought that was in my other bag" or many comments very similar to those every single day.

West
TSA Blog Team

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I find it so hard to believe that in this day and time, that people can FORGET they have these items on them. Get Real People!

~~~

You get real. Why do you think about it for just a second....

The Blue-Shirt scowls at you and tries to look intimidating while giving the secret hand signal to the local law enforcement officer down the way a bit.

Are you going to say "Curses You just foiled my evil plan to carry a hatchet to my brother/sister/mom/dad's camping lodge!"

Or....

You could say "I forgot that was there" and try to look more innocent than you already are because you aren't a terrorist trying to take over a plane you just planned on going camping and returning Uncle Ralph's Hatchet. Which you totally would have checked if you had more than a few things in your luggage and the airlines didn't charge you for each and every bag you check.

Your choice. Let us know next time what you choose to tell the Agent scowling at you.

Anonymous said...

West, how do you pick and choose which questions to address and which ones to ignore? The question about false positives rate seems quite legitimate, yet you never are willing to address it. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

On your Labor Day tips, it says that a pie is allowed to be brought through security. Why is a pie allowed but so many other items containing less liquid or gel volume prohibited? A normal size pie has more liquid and gel in it than a small jar of peanut butter or a juice box but they aren't allowed. It doesn't make any sense.

RB said...

Why no mention of the Houston area TSA employee who was recently charge with Child Porn crimes Bobbie?

Isn't TSA proud of its workforce?

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/tomball/news/former-tsa-agent-indicted-on-multiple-counts-related-to-child/article_3cc5f07a-59ac-11e5-97fb-b363a0d43403.html

Anonymous said...

Wait a second..
Are you really the TSA BLOG TEAM?

Anonymous said...

You could say "I forgot that was there" and try to look more innocent than you already are because you aren't a terrorist trying to take over a plane you just planned on going camping and returning Uncle Ralph's Hatchet. Which you totally would have checked if you had more than a few things in your luggage and the airlines didn't charge you for each and every bag you check.

I see comments like this all the time. And I always wonder, how do you know the person carrying hatchet, inert replica grenade, or what ever isn't a terrorist? You seem willing to bet everyone's life on your knowledge that they aren't. What 100% guarantee do you have that they are not intending on doing harm? what if someone had applied current screening practices on the 9-11 terrorists and not allowed the box cutters on board the planes? The largest terror attack in history would have been prevented and nobody would have ever known. Perhaps an even larger attack has been prevented by not allowing an inert replica or a "bottle of untested water". There is just absolutely no way of knowing. I would rather error on the side of caution.

Anonymous said...




Now that the Federal Air Marshals are part of TSA it seems typical TSA employee behaviors have been fully transferred to the FAM's.

The following false claim by TSA is getting worn out, “TSA demands the highest standards of integrity and professionalism from its employees".

https://theintercept.com/2015/09/16/air-marshals-investigated-sharing-videos-sex-prostitutes-europe/

"Federal Air Marshals Under Investigation for Filming Sex With a Prostitute While On Duty"

RB said...

TSA ENDS FREE PASSES TO AIRPORT PRE-CHECK LINES
by Daniel McCarthy / September 17, 2015

http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/TSA-Ends-Free-Passes-to-Airport-Pre-Check-Lines

................
Seems like something that should have been put out on the TSA Blog since the blog is to discuss all things TSA.

"ABOUT THIS BLOG

The purpose of this blog is to communicate with the public about all things TSA related. Check in regularly for "TSA Travel Tips" and our end of week "TSA Week in Review" posts on Fridays."


Anonymous said...

"I see comments like this all the time. And I always wonder, how do you know the person carrying hatchet, inert replica grenade, or what ever isn't a terrorist?"

Well, for starters, absolutely none of these people are ever indicted for terrorism or terrorism-related charges.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
You could say "I forgot that was there" and try to look more innocent than you already are because you aren't a terrorist trying to take over a plane you just planned on going camping and returning Uncle Ralph's Hatchet. Which you totally would have checked if you had more than a few things in your luggage and the airlines didn't charge you for each and every bag you check.

I see comments like this all the time. And I always wonder, how do you know the person carrying hatchet, inert replica grenade, or what ever isn't a terrorist? Because they weren't arrested for terrorism. You seem willing to bet everyone's life on your knowledge that they aren't. What 100% guarantee do you have Name one thing in air travel that has a 100% guarantee? The TSA can't offer 100% of anything although they are really trying.... they are up to 94%. Except that is their failure rate but still 94% that they are not intending on doing harm? what if someone had applied current screening practices on the 9-11 What if I had last weeks winning lottery numbers two weeks ago? You can wish all you want, but it isn't changing anything. terrorists and not allowed the box cutters on board the planes? The largest terror attack in history would have been prevented and nobody would have ever known. Maybe. See my earlier comment about having last weeks lottery numbers. Perhaps an even larger attack has been prevented by not allowing an inert replica or a "bottle of untested water". Well, we could look to all the places in the world that DONT have the TSA for a comparison. Let's see.... Nope, not a single plane taken down by a grenade in the last 15 years anywhere in the world. Doesn't mean it cant happen it just means that the TSA isn't preventing it because it hasn't happened anywhere outside of the TSA. And there is no such thing as a viable liquid bomb so the whole 3 ounce bottle thing is just silly. Unless or until you can answer this simple question..... if the liquid is too dangerous to go through security why is it just thrown into the nearest trash bin. If you can't answer that question then the 3 ounce bottle game is just stupid and there is no excuse for it. Which speak very strongly for the rest of the procedures the TSA uses to be equally suspect. There is just absolutely no way of knowing. I would rather error on the side of caution. You do that. In fact, why don't you error on the side of simply staying at home where you are safest. The only 100% sure way of not having a terrorist kill you in an airplane is to stay at home. Its the only way to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Susan Sanders said...
Who the hell needs to carry a hatchet?

September 14, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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who the hell cares if they do? they were probably going camping. like the other 19 of 20 items that are prohibited but TSA missed, there was not likely any harmful intent in this 1 of 20 that they found. if there had been, passengers and crew would have handled it like each incident since 911 when it was realized that passive acceptance means death. in either case, the plane would not have been able to be used as a weapon, so why does it matter???

Anonymous said...

I continue to wait for some justification for active duty military being included in pre-check, but not retired military or holders of current DoD or LE background investigations. military retirees have at least 20 years documented service to this Nation, pretty much proving their lack of risk. both DoD and LE background investigations should reveal any risk factors. active duty military do not, necessarily, have a background check or any significant length of service. neither citizenship nor a background investigation is required to enlist in the military, in fact there are likely illegal immigrants serving. if it is really about safety, then why are potentially unscreened non-citizens allowed through? sounds like it is just pandering to an admirable group to get PR, not adjusting the rules to ease screening on those who present a lower likelihood of threat.
Let me be clear: pre-911 screening should be the norm. it is all that is required, now that cockpit doors have been reinforced and locked, and flight crews and passengers know that the rules have changed and passivity=death. however, if we are going to continue this massive waste of tax dollars on security theatre, at least have _some_ of the rules make sense. now you're even allowing college kids (kaydets) to endure more reasonable screening, but those who served and sacrificed for 20+ are out of luck.

Anonymous said...

>> There is just absolutely no way of knowing.
>> I would rather error on the side of caution.

Your grasp of risk analysis is as awesome as your grasp of the English language. "Error" indeed. Thanks for the laugh.

Mike Toreno said...

"what if someone had applied current screening practices on the 9-11 terrorists and not allowed the box cutters on board the planes?"

They would have gotten through no problem, while the TSA was looking for boxed milk and cupcakes. The TSA misses 95% of weapons that are brought in with nobody trying to conceal them - the hijackers could have made a minimal attempt to conceal them and would have gotten all of them through. Or they could have given one to the "20th hijacker".

The way we know the person with the hatchet didn't have any ill intent is because none of 19 people who brought hatchets onto planes attempted an attack.

RB said...

Don't expect a response from the TSA Blog if you contact them at the address provided under "Contact the TSA Blog Team" found under "Blog Links".

I sent an email to TSABlog@tsa.dhs.gov with concerns over blatant censorship of comments that meet all blog policies, even though those polices are illegal" and haven't heard a word.

Seems our public servant TSA Blog Team has forgotten exactly who pays their bills.

Anonymous said...

Because if he was a terrorist the TSA would be shouting about it from the rooftops and Wed hear about it from every news media outlet around.

The TSA admitted in court that there are no terrorist groups trying to blow up planes. Don't you believe the TSA?

Anonymous said...

I would rather error on the side of caution.
--
You have no right to strip others of their freedoms based on your own fear.

GSOLTSO said...

Anon sez - "Wait a second..
Are you really the TSA BLOG TEAM?"

Indeed I am. I even have my little bio blurb posted under the team page here!

West
TSA Blog Team

Anonymous said...

That team page you are pushing, West, is seven years old and hasn't been updated in years.

Anonymous said...

"I see comments like this all the time. And I always wonder, how do you know the person carrying hatchet, inert replica grenade, or what ever isn't a terrorist?"

Well, for starters, absolutely none of these people are ever indicted for terrorism or terrorism-related charges.

Really? I guess Timothy McVeigh is not a terrorist, he was never tried until he committed his crime. If only they had tried him before he killed anyone.

The problem with your extremely flawed logic is TSA does not even question people who abandon items at the checkpoint. Law enforcement does not question people who "accidently" bring fire arms are inert replicas to checkpoints. The 9-11 hijackers would not have been questioned either.

Anonymous said...

who the hell cares if they do? they were probably going camping.
and knowing nothing about the person, the history about the person, the mental state of the person and the intent of the person, you are willing to bet the lives of every passenger on the plane, including possibly those of your children that they have no ill intent. I wonder if those on a London street a few years back assumed the two murders were "going camping". I bet their families wished someone would have assumed otherwise. Its easy to talk a brave game on the internet isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Because if he was a terrorist the TSA would be shouting about it from the rooftops and Wed hear about it from every news media outlet around. Unless TSA interrogated every person who brings a knife, razor blade, hatchet or any other prohibited item to the airport, they would never even know they were there. They just don't do it so we would never know. Just as the 9-11 hijackers would not have been interviewed, we would have never known. And yes, I saw your typing mistake, but unlike others, I wont focus on it, it happens.

The TSA admitted in court that there are no terrorist groups trying to blow up planes. Don't you believe the TSA? I'm pretty sure that never happened. To think we aren't a target would be foolish. Perhaps there are no known plots at this time but that is far different than "no groups trying to blow up planes." I have no plans to go snow skiing. But that doesn't mean as soon as there is snow I wont go skiing. I'm a skier, I'm watching the weather. They are terrorist, they are watching our security.

Susan Richart said...

BoldBlotterIntern is at it again.

"The 9-11 hijackers would not have been questioned either."

The 9-11 hijackers brought nothing illegal, at the time, on board with them. What's your point?

Anonymous wrote:

"The TSA admitted in court that there are no terrorist groups trying to blow up planes. Don't you believe the TSA?

BoldBlotterIntern responded: I'm pretty sure that never happened. To think we aren't a target would be foolish.

Try this on, BBI:

"The TSA also wanted the following section completely censored:

This begs the question, then, of what evidence the government possesses to rationalize that we should be so afraid of non-metallic explosives being brought aboard flights departing from the U.S. that we must sacrifice our civil liberties. The answer: there is none. “As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

In the brief’s Summary of Argument, another redacted portion concerns the TSA’s understanding that body scanners and pat downs are ineffective at addressing a threat for which they admit “there is no evidence.” "

http://www.infowars.com/internal-tsa-documents-body-scanners-pat-downs-not-for-terrorists/

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131019/02322924936/accidentally-revealed-document-shows-tsa-doesnt-think-terrorists-are-plotting-to-attack-airplanes.shtml

http://www.cato.org/blog/tsa-terrorism-civil-liberties

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/10/22/62256.htm

screen shot/DHS OIG statement

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I see comments like this all the time. And I always wonder, how do you know the person carrying hatchet, inert replica grenade, or what ever isn't a terrorist?"

Well, for starters, absolutely none of these people are ever indicted for terrorism or terrorism-related charges.

Really? I guess Timothy McVeigh is not a terrorist, he was never tried until he committed his crime. If only they had tried him before he killed anyone.

So you are suggesting the TSA install some kind of Minority Report style of a Pre-Crime Division to arrest the terrorists before they become terrorists?

SSSS for Some Reason said...

Anonymous said...
who the hell cares if they do? they were probably going camping.
and knowing nothing about the person, the history about the person, the mental state of the person and the intent of the person, you are willing to bet the lives of every passenger on the plane, including possibly those of your children that they have no ill intent.

First, why do you feel you should get to know any of that stuff about everyone else on the plane?

Second, how much history do you know abou the person, their mental state and intent, you are willing to bet your own life on the guy behind you at the market?

Third, are you willing to bet the life of your children on the guy in the car in the next lane on the freeway?

Anonymous said...

McVeigh didn't attack an airport or plane, Bold TSApologist. He also never carried a toy, replica, or inert weapon into an airport.

He made an enormous, live bomb and blew up a federal building.

You make further false claims as to what law enforcement does.

Finally, you make a completely illogical statement about the 9/11/01 hijackers who did not being restricted items (at that time) on the plane. Must be you are still trying to falsely associate current TSA procedures with the 14 year old tragedy.

Straw man argument. Next!

Anonymous said...

ROTFLMAO, Bold TSApologist! Are you really so terrified of strangers? How do you go to the store?

***This is not an attack and does not violate blotter policy.***

I really want to know. How do you travel and go into places with lots of people? You don't know who everyone is and their mental state. anyone if them could just start swinging a hatchet, right?

Look up the words "possible" and "likely." They do not have the same definitions.

*screenshot*

Anonymous said...

So Bold TSApologist, because a screener doesn't interview a person about terrorism, absolutely no real law enforcement and real investigative agencies have ever talked to anyone found with a real, toy, inert, or replica weapon? Ridiculous! TSA shouts when a screener finds something vaguely drug or weaponish, even though it's real law enforcement that investigates and arrests. Therefore, if a person stopped by a screener actually was found to be a terrorist, TSA would release the PR hounds!

How are you pretty sure the TSA didn't admit in court that no groups are trying to blow up planes? Just by ignoring facts? It happened. The documents are online.

Go ahead and critique an autocorrect error. Doesn't bother me. I "wont" mind. Lol.

"They are terrorist" and all your base are belong to us.

Susan Richart said...

Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong?

Does that say something about why he continues to post here? Does he really think he is being helpful or is he just playing a game?

screen shot/DHS OIG statement

SSSS for Some Reason said...

Susan Richart said...
Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong?

That is her Super Power! Facts bounce off of her like the bullets do on Superman. Logic and Reason have no effect on her either.

In a way I'm kind of jealous. It must be comforting going through life knowing so much to be so true and be effected by reality so little. It must be very soothing knowing that all of the bad guys are limited to the airports and if you just stay away from them you aren't in any danger at all. It's got to be a relief to understand the 3-1-1 rules in all their complexity, and even more so to know that all the 'intel' coming from upstairs is being dealt with quickly, efficiently, and if we would all just go along with her the world would be such a better, and safer, place.

Wintermute said...

Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong?
--
A certain TSO we know used to do the same thing... Filed under "Things that make you go hmmm..."

RB said...

Anonymous Wintermute said...
Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong?
--
A certain TSO we know used to do the same thing... Filed under "Things that make you go hmmm..."

September 25, 2015 at 4:28 PM
.....................
Yew, but if I am not wRONg about the poster at least they could construct a decent sentence in most cases.

Anonymous said...

Are you really so terrified of strangers? How do you go to the store?
Absolutely not. I am however smart enough to know that there is no logical reason why someone needs a gun, knife, hatchet or inert replica grenade on a plane. I also know that if by some small miracle a real terrorist had one of these items on the plane, every passenger include the super hero's who post here would comply with any wish or demand of the terrorist. Granted there is a incredibly small chance it would happen. However if TSA open the doors and allowed this type of item on a plane, it would take a very short time until a terrorist did do it. Why on earth should we put our selves in a position to allow these things on a plane?

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong? proven wrong?

Does that say something about why he continues to post here? Does he really think he is being helpful or is he just playing a game? do you? are you playing a game?

Anonymous said...

proven wrong?
__
Repeatedly

Susan Richart said...

"Anyone ever notice how the BoldBlotterIntern never comes back to refute arguments when he is over and over again proven wrong? proven wrong?

Does that say something about why he continues to post here? Does he really think he is being helpful or is he just playing a game? do you? are you playing a game?"

Sorry, this doesn't count.

screen shot/DHS OIG statement

Susan Richart said...

BBI wrote:

"I also know that if by some small miracle a real terrorist had one of these items on the plane, every passenger include the super hero's who post here would comply with any wish or demand of the terrorist."

The plane's captain is very able to address any such situation by putting the plane through maneuvers that would quickly knock anyone off their feet, thereby ending the problem.

screen shot/DHS OIG statement

Anonymous said...

If terrorists were targeting commercial aviation, then the TSA wouldn't stop them. Current TSA policies are reactive, not proactive. They are also reactive to non-credible threats. The shoe bomber was incompetent, the underwear bomber just as, and the liquids bombers didn't even have an actual plan. If terrorists WERE targetting commercial aviation, they're virtually guaranteed success in thwarting TSA, seeing as they have a 97% failure rate. Too busy looking for toothpaste, drugs, and genitalia, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Are you really so terrified of strangers? How do you go to the store?
Absolutely not. I am however smart enough to know that there is no logical reason why someone needs a gun, knife, hatchet or inert replica grenade on a plane.

So now we have to check with you first before we travel so you can tell us what we do or don't need while travelling?

I also know that if by some small miracle a real terrorist had one of these items on the plane, every passenger include the super hero's who post here would comply with any wish or demand of the terrorist.

No.

You know nothing of the sort. You might comply with the guy holding the cologne bottle that looks like a grenade, but you don't represent the rest of the travelling public in any way. We won't comply. We know what happened last time.

Anonymous said...

The plane's captain is very able to address any such situation by putting the plane through maneuvers that would quickly knock anyone off their feet, thereby ending the problem.
OMG!!! you cant be serious. Wait, I am still laughing...give me a minute. Lets assume a pilot had the ability to do this...don't ya think perhaps the bad guy could stand up when the pilot stops these amazing maneuvers? Do you think once knocked of his feet he will just give up and comply? Come on really? Ok, I'm almost done laughing. If this could happen...every flight attendant would also be on their butts, passengers who are not knocked silly by bouncing in their seats would still be seat belted in.
Maybe this works in superman reruns but in real life...never. one last chuckle

Anonymous said...

"...don't ya think perhaps the bad guy could stand up when the pilot stops these amazing maneuvers? Do you think once knocked of his feet he will just give up and comply? Come on really?"

So the terrorist is smart enough to get past the TSA but the flight crew and passengers are too stupid to overcome the attacker?



Wintermute said...

So the terrorist is smart enough to get past the TSA...
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That doesn't take much... Bold Blogger Intern even told us one way to get past TSA.

Anonymous said...

O.M.G. the Bold TSApologist answered a question. And she admits that it is extremely unlikely that a terrorist would get on a plane with a viable weapon.

That's a start!

Anonymous said...

Bold TSApologist, it is much more typical for you not to reply to our questions. So typical that it is quite rare and surprising if you do.