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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:48 PM

TSA picked up record 65 guns in carry-on bags last week

Source: UPI

The Transportation Security Administration found a record 65 guns in carry-on luggage last week, just a few weeks after setting a record of 50 firearms found.

A passenger at Salt Lake City received a pat-down after an anomaly was detected during advanced imaging technology screening. Officers discovered a fully loaded .22 caliber firearm strapped to his prosthetic leg. The passenger was arrested on a state charge of carrying a concealed weapon in a secure area.

Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth airports tied for 5 guns each. In Atlanta, three were loaded, and one had rounds chambered. At DFW, three firearms were loaded and two had rounds chambered.

In addition, TSA agents found 12 stun guns, inert grenades, realistic replicas, razor blades, ammunition, and "a lot of sharp pointy things." An unloaded musket was recovered at Orlando International Airport.


Read more: http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/05/25/TSA-picked-up-record-65-guns-in-carry-on-bags-last-week/8541369507858/

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Reply TSA picked up record 65 guns in carry-on bags last week (Original post)
Redfairen May 2013 OP
flamingdem May 2013 #1
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #12
DCKit May 2013 #2
rdharma May 2013 #3
Auntie Bush May 2013 #4
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #10
Flatulo May 2013 #5
Tumbulu May 2013 #6
facismrising May 2013 #7
hrmjustin May 2013 #9
defacto7 May 2013 #11
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #8
Historic NY May 2013 #13
facismrising May 2013 #14
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #16
Historic NY May 2013 #21
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #15
rdharma May 2013 #17
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #19
Warren Stupidity May 2013 #22
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #24
L0oniX May 2013 #25
rdharma May 2013 #27
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #29
rdharma May 2013 #30
RC May 2013 #32
davidpdx May 2013 #18
Pholus May 2013 #20
tblue May 2013 #23
itsrobert May 2013 #26
The Straight Story May 2013 #28
IronicNews May 2013 #31

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:51 PM

1. Is this because they forgot

to pack them in carry on? Really? How could they forget something like that! I'm guessing they weren't up to anything but well this is one of the first times I'm glad the TSA is on the job. Usually they harass people too much.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:03 AM

12. The TSA Red Team regularly tests the TSA employees who deal directly with the public.

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:06 PM

2. But we're not allowed to call them terrorists. nt

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:09 PM

3. They'll be sorry they took guns from the responsible "good guys with guns"........

 

..... if there are "bad guys with guns" on those flights!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:16 PM

4. I'm shocked! WTF is the matter with people?

Do they have evil intents or just practicing their 2nd amendments rights?

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #4)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:44 PM

10. Or TSA Red Team members doing what they are paid to do by testing the TSA employees who

 

deal with the public.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:24 PM

5. Jesus, have pole lost their freaking minds? nt

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:22 PM

6. Wow! Gun people are just nuts

there is no other explanation.

Sorry, I wish they (explosive weapons) would all disappear off the face of the universe!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:41 PM

7. This doesn't change the fact that the TSA has molested, stole from customers, shared nude images of

 

air travelers, and harassed passengers since day 1 of their employment at airports.

There MUST be another way to guarantee the safety of Air travelers.

I actually think things are going to get much worse, that is until America ceases occupying sovereign nations in order to prop up its PETRODOLLAR reserve currency. If America continues to illegally occupy nations, torture and rape citizens, and incite radicalism than America will only become more and more unsafe.

It's time to end the control the military industrial complex has on the American legislature and Executive branch. We should only vote for candidates that promise to bring all our troops home, close all foreign bases and use ANY AND ALL TAX DOLLARS FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES ONLY. JOBS CREATION, TAX CUTS FOR THE LOWER CLASSES, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE AND SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD BE OUR PRIORITIES. In reality any legislatures that use our tax dollars for overseas ventures, to guarantee corporations access to cheap oil, are guilty of treason. Tax dollars are for the benefit of American taxpayers, not corporations and war profiteers.

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Response to facismrising (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:43 PM

9. Welcome to DU my friend!

 

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Response to facismrising (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:46 PM

11. Nice rant!

Welcome.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:43 PM

8. The TSA Red Team regularly carries on guns, ammo, etc., to test the TSA employees who

 

deal with the public.

So just before the holiday weekend, the TSA lets it be known that they are not to blame for long lines and free feel-ups because they found a "record 65 guns in carry-on bags last week"?

Watch for the future blogs of TSA whistle-blowers. Watch for them to refer to the Red Team.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:14 AM

13. Musket.....interesting...

there were several re-enactments around from El-Morro in San Juan etc...up to Virginia

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #13)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:16 AM

14. Not sure, but are you implying that this might explain the guns that were found.

 

Is there any way to know if the guns discovered were tests or not? Would tests be made public knowledge after the fact?

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Response to facismrising (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:29 AM

16. Sometimes the tests are subsequently made known by blogging disgruntled TSA employees.

 

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Response to facismrising (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:05 AM

21. Was it a test just say found in airport........

someone carrying it before checking it.....there were a lots of events perhaps someone did or didn't put it in a carrying case. Not everyone walks around with a 4-5 ft musket.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:27 AM

15. Another UPI story indicates that the Red Team that carries on guns, etc., to test TSA employees

 

may be Blackwater-type employees working for a contractor to create fictional threats.

"A-T Solutions is an anti- and counter-terrorism professional solutions firm and was awarded a $90 million contract for "Red Team" analysis by the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Operations and Nuclear Support Assessments Division."

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2012/05/30/Red-Team-terror-analysis-for-DTRA/UPI-37611338402697/

"We look forward to providing Red Team analysis of adversarial perspectives from across the global terrorism realm so that they may better identify, understand and prevent any vulnerability."

http://www.washingtonexec.com/2012/06/a-t-solutions-awarded-90-million-contract-to-support-dtra-vulnerability-assessments/

If you are flying this weekend and experience additional delays and free feel-ups,
you can thank this guy, the president and CEO:



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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:39 AM

17. You obviously don't understand the purpose of "Red Team" testing of security ops.....

 

No, Virginia. They aren't to blame for the number of "responsible gun owners" trying to sneak their guns in their carry on baggage!

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Response to rdharma (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:35 AM

19. It is a false equivalency to equate people who actually are responsible gun owners (including

 

millions of Democrats) with anyone who tries to sneak their guns in their carry-on baggage.

Millions of Democrats own firearms, including many on this board.

When a Gallup poll was taken, here was the response:


http://www.gallup.com/poll/20098/gun-ownership-use-america.aspx

Do you have more current statistics? Anything to indicate that firearm ownership amongst Democrats has decreased?

Do you have anything to indicate that any responsible gun-owning Democrats have ever tried to "sneak their guns in their carry on baggage"?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #19)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:52 AM

22. Ah finally yr motivation for insisting this was a false flag op becomes clear.

 

And you left out the chart where the vast majority of democrats do not own a gun.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:53 AM

24. Actually, my motive for pointing out the anomaly and the existence of the TSA Red Team

 

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is to reduce the fear of those who anticipate flying and are easily frightened.

A "record 65 guns in carry-on luggage" plus (a) 12 stun guns, (b) inert grenades, (c) realistic replicas, (d) razor blades, (e) ammunition, (f) "a lot of sharp pointy things," and (g) an unloaded musket? Not one underwear bomb? No matter, they can keep looking.

Boo.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:58 AM

25. "the vast majority of democrats do not own a gun" Really? Where did you get that info?

 

Every poll I have seen on DU says about 50% of the members own a gun of some sort.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #19)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:22 AM

27. Who said anything about "gun-owning DEMOCRATS trying to sneak their guns in their carry on"?

 

............... other than YOU?!!!

And your poll results have nothing to do with the topic and show your intentional attempt at deception! The question is asking "GUN OWNERS" what they use their gun for (purpose) ........NOT percentage of gun ownership by party.

What a hilarious and desperate "straw man/red herring"! Does that ever work for you? Because it's so transparent!

Quite off topic as well!

PS - I really believe that you're a Democrat. Nobody makes things up like that on the internet!

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Response to rdharma (Reply #27)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:50 AM

29. Someone posted a comment about "responsible gun owners." You did. The phrase

 

"responsible gun owners" inherently includes firearm-owning Democrats. That's obvious, unless you don't consider any Democrats to be "responsible gun owners."

Because of your sarcastic use of the phrase "responsible gun owners," you are apparently implying that gun owners, including Democrats who own firearms, are not responsbile gun owners. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Gallup poll otherwise shows that approximately 1/3 of Democrats either own firearms directly or live in a household where another member owns a firearm. You are not unaware of this: you said "you left out the chart where the vast majority of democrats do not own a gun." The chart illustrates the manner in which firearm-owning Democrats are "responsible gun owners."

Millions of Democrats are "responsible gun owners." Get over it.


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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #29)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:54 PM

30. Another "straw man"........... really?!!!!!

 

Oh, brother! Next verse...... the same as the first.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #19)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:33 AM

32. The chart does not compute.

 

The chart shows 69% of Democrats vs only 64% of Republicans bought guns for protection?
The reality is, the conservative, Right of Center Republicans are more likely to be paranoid enough to buy a gun for protection.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:28 AM

18. 4th of July weekend pool starts here

Pick the number of guns that will be confiscated and reported by the TSA for the 4th of July weekend 2013.

-Pick one number, once your number is chosen it can't be changed, I will list the users names and picks in this post. The grand prize winner will receive a "I love Kim Jong Um" t-shirt. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited including residents of red states. Results will be announced on July 4th, 2026, if you die before that well then it's your own fault.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:36 AM

20. Quick! Pass a law so these poor guns go to new home! nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:17 AM

23. Let's give plane tix to all NRA members!

With a "Get Out of Jail Free" card that says, "Bring your whole arsenal on board."

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

26. And they still had time to loot the luggage

or is that just the baggage handlers?

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:38 AM

28. 65 out of 2 million passengers per day, 14 million per week

Not bad when you put it that way.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:22 PM

31. Just imagine how many bottles of water they confiscated!!

And the coffee!

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