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TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security
Jalopnik - Planelopnik News ^ | May 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree

Posted on 05/05/2012 10:08:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security

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A mechanical engineer from the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey was stopped by TSA officers at Newark Airport after they found two Claymore mines in her bag. This would be a victory for the TSA had they not just let the woman's co-worker through with a similar mine in their checked baggage.

Which government agency deserves your scorn, the one whose employees tried to bring anti-personnel mines (even inert ones) on a plane or the one whose employees didn't detect a third of them?

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: airportscreeners; airportsecurity; antipersonnelmines; army; biggovernment; boom; claymoremine; explosives; feds; homelandsecurity; mines; newjersey; tsa; weaponsofwar
Case-Ception Pictures, Images and Photos TSA incompetence just keeps going, and going, and going ...
1 posted on 05/05/2012 10:08:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More news coverage:

‘Explosive’ at Newark Airport

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/explosive_at_newark_airport_4kr6InOOen7kJk5rKIulHN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local


2 posted on 05/05/2012 10:09:08 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Just make those test grenades to look like expensive tablets or Rolex watches. They will definitely find them then.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 10:11:01 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: DogByte6RER

4 posted on 05/05/2012 10:12:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://wewontfly.com/
5 posted on 05/05/2012 10:26:35 PM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Duh, what’s that thing?”


6 posted on 05/05/2012 10:35:05 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: DogByte6RER
Hey, 'cmon now. We don't want to hurt those poor TSA agents' self esteem! Let's celebrate the 66% of the mines they did detect! After all, in the post no-child-left-behind world a 66% grade is definitely passing, maybe even a B or B+. So when they give the TSA agent who stopped the two mines an award, lets remember to reach out to the other agent(s) that didn't stop the third mine and award them too. You know, redistribute those awards and recognition. It would be unfair for one agent to get all the credit.

Sadly, not satire. I could see this happening.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Eye of Unk

I’m thinking the reason they found it was because they thought it was a camera and an IPOD.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 11:20:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: DogByte6RER

The lesson: carry Claymore mines through security one at a time.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:29:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve never thought of Claymores as land mines. I’ve always thought of land mines as something that was buried in the ground.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 4:59:36 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Pollster1

>Click<


11 posted on 05/06/2012 5:01:24 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: UCANSEE2

Or the chick they decided to stop and search had an impressive azz and boobs


12 posted on 05/06/2012 5:04:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: DogByte6RER

I went through the Madison Wisconsin airport yesterday. Had some art paint brushes in my carry on tote bag. They scanned the bag twice, took out the brushes, LOOKED at them and SCANNED them, AND swabbed the inside of the tote bag. Said they dont see many brushes come through. I thought, GEEZ, how many times to you have to see a brush before you recognize it? And when was the last time they were a threat?


13 posted on 05/06/2012 5:21:34 AM PDT by janipa
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To: janipa
Said they dont see many brushes come through. I thought, GEEZ, how many times to you have to see a brush before you recognize it? And when was the last time they were a threat?

If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a terrorist could do with a paint brush!

14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:48:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yea they’ll miss a Claymore in a suitcase but they damn sure found my 6 ounce bottle of Old Spice and made me throw that away!


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:53:22 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: DogByte6RER

If they were inert, they weren’t explosives.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 5:54:43 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Good luck with that. I once had UPS insist that a disassembled bolt-action rifle was still a “firearm” even though it had no bolt and no trigger assembly.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: DogByte6RER

For all the carping about liberals we can thank Bush for creating this agency full of incompetent Affirmative Action sluggards. And if a terrorists wanted to inflict mass casualties all he has to do is blow up the checkpoint now. He doesn’t even have to buy a ticket.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 6:34:27 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: flintsilver7

Well, per the ATF, the receiver is a firearm, no other parts required. I have to use my FFL to purchase a receiver, but not for any other part of a gun.

But the ATF does not consider an inert grenade to be an explosive. However, it won’t make it onto an airplane.

My point was that I somewhat understood how military personnel might think of inert Claymores as nothing more than training aids, which to the military and ATF, is all that they are. My biggest worry with the inert BDU-45s (concrete filled 500 pound bombs) was dropping one on my toe.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

I know they consider it a firearm (at least for a bolt action). For some reason, on ARs it’s the lower receiver that requires an FFL, and not a barreled upper.

From a common sense perspective, a barreled bolt action is no more a firearm than an inert Claymore is an explosive. I know what regulations say, but common sense says something else. It’s no different than arguing that half of a disassembled desk is a desk for regulatory purposes. You can put that into law, but it sure doesn’t make it a desk.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

Oh, I would never argue that federal laws make logical sense, especially concerning firearms.

The issue with AR lowers is hilarious, as all the lower really is, is a trigger housing and a magazine guide. An upper can be loaded and fired (disable the gas system) as a single shot, without the lower. But as you point out, the ATF has decided that the lower is “the gun”.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 7:55:24 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Pollster1

Probably get a one man show in a NYC art gallery. :-) I have always thought that sometimes an artist just needs a gimmick. I may have just been handed mine. “Painted with terrorist brushes”.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 2:53:58 PM PDT by janipa
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To: DogByte6RER

Well, it is a “LAND” mine. No problem in the air.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 3:07:16 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

“No problem in the air.”

600 or 700 1/8” steel ball bearings traveling at 4000 feet per second in whichever direction you pointed the claymore DOES make one an effective anti-aircraft weapon against low flying aircraft.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 3:49:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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