Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 29, 2011.
TSA not investigating claim that woman got loaded handgun through Bozeman airport security
They fouled up. The less noise they make, the fewer people will notice.
If you don't investigate, how will you ever find the evidence?
Somebody's elevator isn't running all the way to the top.
How did the gun end up in the Lady's purse? It seems only sensible to investigate, unless the TSA is pretty sure the answer will incriminate them.
The TSA's CYA is a serious security hazard. If the TSA is serious in their speculation that the gun "magically" appeared in the Lady's purse in Albany, wouldn't it be wise to investigate this "magic?"
I don't agree with the sentiments here. I don't think it's wise to demand or expect 100% security. You are not going to get it, and the attempt has got us to the point where it has gotten us: rubdowns of babies, 6-year olds, and 94-year olds in wheelchairs, offensively invasive gropings up the inner thigh, over the breast, butt, and pubic area, and thorough sex organ massage molestations (RPD) based on nothing but bad luck.
People complained bitterly about the TSA with the shoe bomber and then the butt bomber, and look where it got us. No more secure in any real sense, and only the collective TSA blue gloved hand up our *ss.
"Pretty good" screening on pax is sufficient. A bad guy planning to do what that Bozeman bozo did accidentally could NEVER count on someone being asleep at the switch when it came to HIS stuff. The really bad bad guys would never go this route because there are far, far easier holes to exploit .
So... self-report a 9mm cartridge, get detained, but reporting you actually got a complete gun through their checkpoint results in yawns.
Typical TSA asshattery.
It's not the lack of 100% security that's at issue here, it's the hypocrisy of TSA. They want to pat themselves on the back & rack up public brownie points for finding the gun in Albany while conspicuously ignoring the likelihood that the gun got to Albany because of a failure in Bozeman that deserves an equally compensating kick in the butt.
Not to mention the TSA's propensity to ignore the incidents that make them look like the complete idiots they are while taking passengers to task for minutiae.
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