TSA Tip: Cool "Gun" Belt Buckles Ain't Legal Either

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Gothamist: TSA Tip: Cool "Gun" Belt Buckles Ain't Legal Either

    Yesterday morning an unidentified man with a gun replica belt buckle tried to glide through security at JFK airport. But despite the belt buckle being totally badass and an absolute babe magnet, TSA security screeners brought the hammer down on the individual, forcing him to choose between traveling to his destination and holding his trousers up in unparalleled style. TSA spokespersonhole Lisa Farbstein sets the scene:
    Someone took off his belt and put it in a bin on the conveyor to go through the X-ray machine. When the TSA officer viewed the X-ray image, he understandably saw a gun. The conveyor belt was halted and the Port Authority Police were called. Once the police arrived, the bin was removed from the X-ray machine at which time it was determined to be a replica.
    After what was no doubt a tearful and traumatic parting, Farbstein says the man "surrendered the buckle and caught his flight." She explains that replica weapons are prohibited because others on board an airplane might not realize that a replica item (be it a gun, grenade, knife, or other item) is not real and as such, could cause a panic. And in case you're wondering, land mines are also prohibited.
     
  2. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    She explains that replica weapons are prohibited because others on board an airplane might not realize that a replica item (be it a gun, grenade, knife, or other item) is not real and as such, could cause a panic.

    On a belt? Really? "The TSA - Saving us from belt buckles".
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You have to remember the intelligence level of TSA. TSA confiscated plastic Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Swords because they were replicas. TSA confiscated a challenged mans toy plastic hammer because, well I don't think there is a because other than TSA is dumber than dirt.

    My concern, who is protecting the public from the idiots at TSA, Lisa Farbstein?
     
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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Nice comment at the story:
    :D
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Lack thereof.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    While Mike would disagree I think TSA workers have redefined the IQ levels normally recognized.

    What's the IQ of an Amoeba? Same as a TSA screener.
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I preferred the professional bedwetters comment.

    And no, RB, an amoeba has a higher IQ than your typical freedom fluffer.
     

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