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TSA fails to notice a passenger carrying a gun on board

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by WarDamnGator, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. WarDamnGator

    WarDamnGator GC Hall of Fame

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    This is comforting. Apparently, a passenger carried a gun through an Atlanta airport, boarded the plane, and flew to Japan without being noticed.

    Also concerning from the article, and something I wasn't aware of, it that TSA apparently fails nearly every time they've been tested by undercover agents carrying explosives and weapons.

    Gun gets through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight to Japan - CNN
     
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  2. vaxcardinal

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  3. WarDamnGator

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    I just flew for the first time in years and it looked to me like they spent a fortune on machines that scan your body and pinpoints areas where you might have something.... I assume it would also work for plastic as in the 3D printed guns.

    Makes me wonder how this happened. Only thing I can think of is maybe he was in a wheelchair or something and got patted down instead of scanned.
     
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  4. demosthenes

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    I took a backpack i use for camping on flight a few years ago. It wasn’t until the return flight that TSA pulled me aside and found a pocket knife in a pocket I hadn’t used. Of course they didn’t believe me that i had it on the way out and they missed it.
     
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  5. danmann65

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    TSA is useless. It is a jobs program that steals years off of Americans lives every day. End it now and the budget shutdown will have been worth it in my book.
     
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  6. orangeblue_coop

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    There's gonna be some 'splainin to do when armed terrorists board an international flight while TSA is understaffed because of Donald Trump's government shutdown.
     
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  7. gator10010

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    The TSA is missing items all the time shutdown or no shutdown.
     
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  8. orangeblue_coop

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    Drugs and immigrants will find their way into America wall or no wall.
     
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  9. Spurffelbow833

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    They'll let the parks go to hell before they shut down their little security theater props.
     
  10. gatorknights

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    You mean like Matthew Perry here? :D:D

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  11. Spurffelbow833

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    If there's no shutdown and it happens anyway, they'll just say they need more money and more TSA agents. Government is always right.
     
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  12. channingcrowderhungry

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    Thing is, now I dont think terrorists could get away with a hijacking. Before 9/11 you assumed the hijackers were going to fly the plane somewhere for ransom or whatever. 9/11 worked with boxcutters for that exact reason. Now after 9/11 you assume they're going to use the plane as a missile. So the passengers are going to fight back every time now, since they are assuming if they dont they're going to be dead. It's almost pointless to have increased security, imo.
     
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  13. demosthenes

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    Flaw in your reasoning is there are plenty of people that would bomb a flight to solely bring it down.
     
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  14. channingcrowderhungry

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    True. I should have clarified. The days of hijacking are done. The days of bombing carry on.
     
  15. mutz87

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    Folks, over six-hundred million people pass through airport security every year, there is bound to be illegal items including weapons such as guns that get on board. Imperfect but it happens This isn't indicative of TSA being bad, but more at the trade-offs we make for efficiency and costs.
     
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  16. cocodrilo

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    I haven't flown in years. And it'll be years before I fly again. (Actually, at my age, "I'll fly away, O glory, I'll fly away.")
     
  17. danmann65

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    The extra hour that each flier gives up from their life for these pointless silly searches equals how many lifetimes a year?
     
  18. WESGATORS

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    I'm guessing you don't pay attention during the pre-flight safety briefing.

    Go GATORS!
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  19. AgingGator

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    Consider yourself lucky. I have averaged over 60 flights/year for many years now. Flying today is almost as much fun as going to the DMV for a license or registration.
     
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