Post by Ericka Sóuter. If you are like me, the most you've ever tried to get past a TSA guard is a few toiletries that didn't fit into the required zip-top baggie. Most of the 638,705,790 passengers don't even try to get a bottle of Evian through these days. Show More Summary
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration found 257 more guns at airport security checkpoints in 2013 than in 2012, an increase of 16.5 percent, according to data released by the agency Friday. In total, 1,813 firearms were found in carry-on luggage at airports in the United States, roughly five per day. Show More Summary
Have gun -- won’t travel.
Airport security officers uncovered a record 65 firearms on passengers boarding planes last week, surpassing the previous record high of 50 guns.
TSA finds record number of firearms in carry-on bags
Transportation Security Administration Each week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) details some of the items they uncovered during airport searches on their blog. This week the administration found not only a record 50...Show More Summary
A loaded gun has been found in Newark airport, sparking a security alert among TSA staff. A man has been arrested in relation to the incident, although he has claimed it was all a mistake and he simply forgot that he was carrying that gun in his bag.
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We’re less likely to recognize Depression in men than we are in women, because patriarchy. Worldwide, the number of transgender people who were murdered went up – by 20 percent – in 2012. Why did TSA find it necessary to pat down Solange Knowles‘ afro? Unemployed black woman pretends to be white and finds she [...]
Google: Nexus 10 Is An Experiment To Rescue An Underpowered Tablet Market That’s nice, but did it need to be rescued? TSA Finds Weapons In The Weirdest Places: Knives In Foot Powder, Guns In Plants And More I’m sure it would have been...Show More Summary
Why do some idiots hide weapons when they fly. They’re just asking for trouble! And seriously, is there a need to wrap knives in foil and then hide it in a bottle of foot powder? Or put a knife inside lipstick? Here are the weapons the TSA found in the weirdest places.
The TSA Finds Weapons in the Darndest Places: Knives in Foot Powder, Knives in Lipstick and More By Casey Chan People, why do you hide weapons when you fly. You’re just asking for trouble! And seriously, is there a need to wrap knives...Show More Summary
It was a tough week for the Transportation Security Administration, but on at least one issue the federal agency may have scored a small victory.
The TSA does so many ham-fisted pat-downs of seemingly undeserving innocents that it’s easy enough to think of its agents as big ol’ bullies. Then they find gun parts hidden inside a four-year-old’s stuffed animals, and you realise they’re big ol’ bullies who have a pretty good point. The frame of a.40 calibre gun frame. A loaded magazine. A firing pin. Those are amo...
Adventures in TSA screening: Weird: Agents at a Providence, Rhode Island, airport screened a 4-year-old's carry-on bag on Monday and spotted a gun inside. The weapon had been disassembled and hidden in three stuffed animals, reports USA Today. Weirder: Authorities took the gun but let the boy and his dad...
The TSA agents Monday stopped a man from bringing a disassembled.40-caliber firearm and ammo aboard a plane bound for Detroit. More »
The TSA does so many ham-fisted pat-downs of seemingly undeserving innocents—the old lady, the baby, the seven year-old with cerebral palsy—that it's easy enough to think of its agents as big ol' bullies. Then they find gun parts hidden inside a four year-old's stuffed animals, and you realize they're big ol bullies who have a pretty good point. More »
The TSA communications department has really been hustling lately, sending out a flurry of press releases with photos and stories about all the potentially dangerous things stupid people try to sneak onto flights. Fruits of the TSA's...Show More Summary
While we often speak ill of the TSA and all they do to hinder our ability to travel quickly the truth is there are some times when they do their job well enough to save lives, perhaps your own. In 2011 the TSA was able to stop guns from boarding airplanes, confiscate stun guns and [...]
The Transportation Security Administration on Monday found a book concealing two throwing daggers in the carry-on bag of a passenger traveling from Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport to Chicago.