Teen stopped at airport for design on purse

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Teen stopped at airport for design on purse

    There is a video where you can see the "security risk" on the purse.
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


    Or perhaps temporary insanity due to a testosterone surge when they had a cutie to hassle.
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  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Wait until people try to get on an airplane with a pistol tattoo.
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  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I'm always astounded when I see one of these articles. You can't tell the difference between a picture of a gun and a real gun? Really? Really?

    And please tell me how a picture of any weapon is a security risk.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Better than trying to get on an airplane with a Pistole tattoo.

    Not, mind you, because TSA would hassle you - (expletive deleted), it'd probably be a get-out-of-groping-free card - but because you'd have a goddamn tattoo of John goddamn Pistole. On your body. In your skin. Forever. What the (expletive deleted) is wrong with you you lunatic.
  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    It looks like it's a tooled leather design, but about 25% to scale. A cap gun that small wouldn't find use as a kids toy because it isn't big enough to hold.

    This is what happens when worker bees are not allowed any discretion in common sense, out of fear of not covering every remote threat vector.
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Morons. Worse, power-tripping morons.
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  8. jackonferry

    jackonferry Original Member

    I was traveling home from a small airport in the southern US, though I can't remember which one. This was several months after hurricane Katrina, so well after 9/11. The security crew would not let me through the checkpoint with pistol cufflinks, which one of the TSA folks had noticed. Representations of a weapon were not permitted, etc, etc. I ended up putting them in a bag that I checked.
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Why surprised. These are some of the well educated, articulate, and clear thinking TSA screeners Rugape is bragging about.

    We have to remember the Orlando TSA incident where TSA screeners confiscated Disney 'Pirates of the Caribbean' plastic swords because they were "replica" weapons only to be seen later sword fighting at the checkpoint with the toys. I believe the word "replica" means an item indistinguishable from the real thing yet these "highly trained" and articulate TSA screeners thinks the word means plastic toy.

    I think Rugape's argument is not well founded.
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  10. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Sheer stupidity! That's the TSA for you. Things like this should destroy any confidence that an "intelligent"(I know, I know, but grant me some leeway) person has in the TSA's ability to secure WEI from aircraft.
  11. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Oh, I'm not really surprised. Just dismayed.

    I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.
  12. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I'm sure it was out of an abundance of caution. *cough*
    The day will come when a "terrawrist" will carry a b*mb through in a box with the photo of such device (cartoon style artwork) AND clearly labeled "B*MB." :p
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  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    When TSA tries to defend these imbeciles after stupid incidents like this it only further lowers public opinion of the agency (if possible).

    They've made us the laughing stock of the world.
  14. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Well, I think that would be a bad idea to do that.
  15. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Hey, Frank, give Mike a break, ok? " ;)
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I've removed Franks comment & edited yours. This is not going to be a "Hot or Not" site.
  17. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    But the clerk asserted their discretion and reasoning right away::rolleyes:
    Must be some super-awesome training to go with the super-secret SOP.
    Don't ask, you don't want to know. If they told you, they'd have to kill you.

    (How is it possible I can't get a job in the Federal government?.. nevermind...)
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "Insanity" presumes there's a functioning brain. Not evident in any current TSA employees.
  19. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Anything in this incident that's a good idea?
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I really need to get working on that TSA variant of "Give Me The Brain" card game from Cheapass Games (Yes, that's a real company).

    New Motto for TSA: Sixty Thousand Employees, Only One Brain.

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