A month following the fatal shooting of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at Los Angeles International Airport, a majority of Americans, 59 percent, say that TSA agents in airports should carry guns. Thirty-five percent...Show More Summary
Eight of 34 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country last week. Just your basic, routine, 40+ GunFAIL events week. Though once again, the hunting season is responsible for about a quarter of those listed. I countShow More Summary
I have something of a conflicting relationship with the Transportation Security Administration. On one side, I absolutely hate the idea of giving up freedom and pride for the sake of one of the most futile attempts at security theater known to man. Show More Summary
TSA agents in St. Louis disarmed Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock monkey, of his two-inch toy gun after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security. Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused for a real gun. Show More Summary
By Susan Wyatt | King 5 Seattle “Rooster Monkburn” the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis. Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. says she is “appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time” about the incident that happened on Wednesday. May has a small...
A TSA official in St. Louis doesn't want to monkey around: She's even willing to confiscate a two-inch toy gun belonging to a sock monkey. The gun-... Read more: Dumb Crime, Animals in the News, Weird Photos & Videos, Weird for Aol, Weird News News
Flying is always an unpleasant experience (and thanks to the FCC reconsidering cell phone use in the sky, it might get worse), but one woman got pulled aside before she even boarded the plane because of a toy gun. That belonged to a sock puppet. That a TSA agent determined was a security issue.
I know I’m relieved. TSA agents in St. Louis, Missouri, disarmed Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock money, of his two-inch toy gun after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security. Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused for a real gun, according to local reports. By way of illustrating the...
A Washington woman had to laugh to keep from losing her mind after a TSA agent in St. Louis threatened to call the cops over a tiny toy gun that belonged to her sock monkey. Read more...
Thanks to the ever-diligent men and women of the United States Transportation Security Administration, we can all rest a little bit easier tonight. Yesterday, a one Mr Rooster Monkburn was successfully disarmed when a TSA agent confiscated the monkey sock puppet’s 5cm, vaguely gun-shaped piece of plastic — and then threatened to call the police. More »
Thirteen of 34 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports this week. Another wild week, including a lot of stories that come close to, but might not exactly be GunFAILs. Like the story from Chickamauga, GA, where a man who thought he was shooting at a home intruder killed a wandering, 72-year-old Alzheimer's patient. Show More Summary
Seven of the 28 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports this past week. Wow. What a week. Lots of states saw their hunting seasons open up, and with it, we count 19 accidental shootings, plus one additional related accident involving...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama met Monday with the family of the TSA agent who was killed in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month. Gerardo Hernandez was the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty when 23-year-old Paul Ciancia allegedly went on a shooting rampage Nov. Show More Summary
The TSA agent who was mortally wounded at Los Angeles International Airport was shot 12 times by his assailant. There were some questions raised about the decision to hold paramedics at bay as he lay on the floor until cops were sure that it was safe to send them in. That decision remains under review.
In addition to dealing with mile-long lines of cranky travelers who have to give up their cranberry sauce (but not their snow globes!), TSA agents can now look forward to inspecting turkeys this Thanksgiving. The frozen birds are now allowed as carry-on items.
This upcoming holiday season, the facts of traveling with food are more important than ever, as TSA agents never seem to have a solid grasp on what is and is not allowed in your carry-on luggage. Luckily for us, the TSA does have official positions on certain holiday foods, like cranberry sauce and pies. Show More Summary
Contradicting reports that TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez lay bleeding for a half-hour and may have been saved, the Los Angeles County coroner's office has said Hernandez died two to five minutes after he was shot multiple times inside LAX, the LA Times reports. "Some of the reporting on this incident...
Six of the 66 guns discovered at airports by TSA agents over the past two weeks. Another unusually active week in the categories of home invasion shootings (five) cop-involved GunFAILs (four), and hunting accidents (five). And thereShow More Summary
Self-checkout registers at the grocery store have reduced the lines when it comes to buying food, but can a similar setup do the same for security waiting lines? A company called Qylur has developed the Qylatron automated checkpoint which it hopes will bring added safety to sports or concert venues without increasing wait times to get inside. Read more...