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This week in TSA history starting 1/1/2013

This week in TSA history starting 1/1/2013

Old May 22, 13, 8:53 am
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TSA Week In Review: 5-10-13 through 5-16-13

SSDW* and nothing to see here so please move along.....

  • Firearms: 25 loaded; 6 unloaded
  • 3 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/05/tsa-week...-firearms.html

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Old May 28, 13, 9:47 am
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TSA Week in Review: Week of May 24, 2013

Looks like the format has been changed to the "Week of" vs to/from dates but still the SSDD as nothing more than guns 'n other bad things we're not allowd to take on planes


http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/05/tsa-week...-firearms.html
  • Firearms: 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered
  • Inert hand grenades and other weaponry found
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Old May 28, 13, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
Looks like the format has been changed to the "Week of" vs to/from dates but still the SSDD as nothing more than guns 'n other bad things we're not allowd to take on planes


http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/05/tsa-week...-firearms.html
  • Firearms: 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered
  • Inert hand grenades and other weaponry found
I wish they would specify how many of the firearms were properly licensed; also how many of the firearms were found in the possession of off-duty LEOs.

That said, I continue to believe that the weekly posts are complete fabrications.

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Old May 28, 13, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
Looks like the format has been changed to the "Week of" vs to/from dates but still the SSDD as nothing more than guns 'n other bad things we're not allowd to take on planes


http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/05/tsa-week...-firearms.html
  • Firearms: 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered
  • Inert hand grenades and other weaponry found
The number of handguns found suggest that TSA is not much of a deterrence.
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Old May 28, 13, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by Boggie Dog View Post
The number of handguns found suggest that TSA is not much of a deterrence.
Pointing out an alleged 'all time record' suggests to me that Chertoff and company must have some expensive piece of gear in the pipeline to combat this shocking fabricated increase.

I'd like to see these alleged numbers broken down by airport. Are most of these weapons found at larger airports? How many are found at small, regional airports?
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Old May 28, 13, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by chollie View Post
Pointing out an alleged 'all time record' suggests to me that Chertoff and company must have some expensive piece of gear in the pipeline to combat this shocking fabricated increase.

I'd like to see these alleged numbers broken down by airport. Are most of these weapons found at larger airports? How many are found at small, regional airports?
You can find out where the firearms were found on the TSA Blog. I can't seem to copy the list or I would have posted it here. TSA must not want anyone to be able to save that data.
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Old May 28, 13, 1:54 pm
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I would like to know how many of the firearms arrived at the airport with any intention of use before or during the flight, which would be the only reason for concern.

My guess is ZERO.
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Old Jun 7, 13, 11:19 am
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TSA Week in Review: Week of May 31, 2013

And it's a swing and a miss for the week as nothing was reported
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Old Jun 7, 13, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by NoMoreFlying View Post
I would like to know how many of the firearms arrived at the airport with any intention of use before or during the flight, which would be the only reason for concern.

My guess is ZERO.
I have a CWP. I have a neat little Glock 23 40 S&W and a very comfortable holster. One of my greatest fears is that I will forget the little bugger until about 2 seconds before I step in to the ATR MMW scanner. It is such a pervasive fear that I am obsessive about making sure that it is never a problem.

I am certain that I am not the only one. It just takes forgetting once. With the 1000's of CWP's I am surprised it does not happen more often. And then I think. CWP holders are among the most conscientious of firearms owners, knowledgeable of the law and their responsibility for the weapon. I would guess that only LEO's might be more responsible.
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Originally Posted by InkUnderNails View Post
CWP holders are among the most conscientious of firearms owners, knowledgeable of the law and their responsibility for the weapon. I would guess that only LEO's might be more responsible.
About that last sentence... what country do you live in again?!
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About that last sentence... what country do you live in again?!
I said it was a guess.
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Old Jun 10, 13, 4:13 pm
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TSA Week In Review: Week of May 31 - June 6, 2013

After last week's goose-egg, we have this (plus my additions)



*the link on the TSA homepage is incorrect but I found the blog for June 7th
by manipulating the url

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/06
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Old Jun 10, 13, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
After last week's goose-egg, we have this (plus my additions)



*the link on the TSA homepage is incorrect but I found the blog for June 7th
by manipulating the url

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/06
That is smokeless powder, not black powder. You would think TSA could identify explosive with a label on them. After all, they say the ETD does not make mistakes, and they could not even read the label. Maybe they do not know the difference. 24 pounds is still a bunch. From the various brands and sizes, looks like someone had bought a bunch from someone or was moving a reloading set up. Still not good in the checked bag.
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Was the light saber counted as 'loaded' or 'unloaded'?
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Was the light saber counted as 'loaded' or 'unloaded'?
Out of an abundance of caution and SSI, that question will remain unanswered
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