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Airport scan finds sword in cane
upi ^ | March. 21, 2013

Posted on 03/21/2013 10:31:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WASHINGTON, - The Transportation Security Administration said a woman didn't know her cane contained a sword until she went through an X-ray machine at a Washington airport.

The TSA said the machine picked up something strange about the woman's cane Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport and officers discovered the knob unscrewed to reveal a sword, WUSA-TV, Washington, reported Thursday.

TSA officials said the woman had purchased the cane at an antique store and was unaware of the concealed weapon. She was allowed to continue on to her flight -- without the cane.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: swordincane


1 posted on 03/21/2013 10:31:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/21/2013 10:36:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Cold Steel has those. They’re SO cool looking...


3 posted on 03/21/2013 10:41:05 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: JoeProBono

They make those now and knives too out of carbon fiber, sharp as steel, stronger than steel, lighter than steel and totally transparent on xray, metal detectors and imaging scanners.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 10:42:41 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Me too


5 posted on 03/21/2013 10:46:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

These idiots took my kids skateboard wrench, years ago but let him take the skate board on.

Which would you rather get clonked with?

TSA is insane.

A can of soda in a gym sock is a formidable weapon.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 10:46:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife


7 posted on 03/21/2013 10:50:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I think, now that I live in a free state, I might just scrounge up the money and buy one.

Maybe.

(Now accepting donations?) Ha!


8 posted on 03/21/2013 10:50:56 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.coldsteel.com/Sword-Canes.aspx


9 posted on 03/21/2013 10:55:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: JoeProBono

Damn thieves. I bet the TSA union goons divide all the booty they steal (and the loose change that people leave that adds up).


10 posted on 03/21/2013 11:06:46 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: JoeProBono

What is that right below the brass kunckles? I know what it looks like, but it can’t be that.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 11:23:37 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Brad's Gramma


12 posted on 03/21/2013 11:33:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: LukeL

It’s described in the Code of Virginia. . .

“any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain;”

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-308


13 posted on 03/21/2013 11:42:40 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: deks

I wouldn’t worry about the blade so much as I would worry about the handle. That looks like something you use to shatter glass. At 37,000 feet, knocking out a window would be more devastating then trying to swing a sword.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 11:56:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: deks

15 posted on 03/22/2013 12:04:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: LukeL; JoeProBono
What is that right below the brass kunckles? I know what it looks like, but it can’t be that.

Hahahahaha ...you too I see. I saw that and couldn't believe my eyes. As a martial artist, I know what nunchakus look like, and those are not nunchakus. I am talking about the item below the knuckle-dusters, to the side of the tear gas sprays, and directly above the kubotan/yari stick. They look - exactly - like something used for certain sexual acts of a anterior/posterior nature. Maybe the TSA is trying to be funny, but whatever those are they are not nunchakus.

16 posted on 03/22/2013 12:38:27 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

17 posted on 03/22/2013 12:42:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Ramius; Squantos; g'nad
Sword ping

Forget about the blade, that would be a war hammer to anybody except TSA, which seemed only mildly suspicious to them. I guess TSA has never even perused orthopedic supply catalogs to see what normal canes look like. Or know how to spot the simple modification to a regular cane to turn it into a martial-arts weapon. :)

18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:07:31 AM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: JoeProBono

are you inferring this is a photo of the cane in the article?


19 posted on 03/22/2013 2:28:05 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"...At 37,000 feet, knocking out a window would be more devastating then trying to swing a sword..."

That's Hollywood...

:-/

20 posted on 03/22/2013 3:28:56 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Amazing


21 posted on 03/22/2013 3:32:15 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"At 37,000 feet, knocking out a window would be more devastating then trying to swing a sword."

Completely debunked on Myth Busters. If, on the other hand, you knock out the airplane's window with a sizable bomb, the resulting hole could be a problem.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 3:43:25 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: JoeProBono

Jawbone of an ass?


23 posted on 03/22/2013 4:07:39 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Pecos

Well that is one less nightmare I will have. Now I have to get the Obama third term out of my head and I’ll be able to sleep again.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 4:09:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Sword Ping!

Nice sword-cane. There really ought to be a way they could allow people to ship items home rather than just forfeit them. I lost a Leatherman tool that way.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 4:16:37 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s a sap; those leather covered balls are solid lead.

But.... I suppose you COULD use it for... uh... entertainment, alone or with a friend.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 4:16:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Thanks Jack Hammer. Your explanation makes sense.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 4:18:40 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: JoeProBono

Some pretty kinky looking sex toys there. :-)


28 posted on 03/22/2013 4:33:46 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: spetznaz; LukeL; JoeProBono
Quagmire knows.
29 posted on 03/22/2013 4:37:27 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Ramius

There is a way to ship stuff home. They just usually won’t tell you about it. There’s usually a shipping box in the TSA area, kinda like Fed Ex except about 3x the price.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 4:44:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 300winmag

From my days in scouting, a hiking staff, stick, pole what have you, was a valued tool and weapon. Many a snake aka Charlie no shoulders, was flipped off the trail or killed with said stick. Add then a career of stomp and drag riot control with a 36 inch baton, PR-24’s etc and yes a cane or broomstick is a viable self defense thang indeed !

Uniformed, static security such as TSA wannabes is pure friggin whitewash and real terrorists know it. They will be back when and where they want.

Me , I’m retired military, I fly space A overseas, general aviation or company aircraft in the states or drive to my destinations.

If TSA is involved with my trip security I will walk home......they are a joke.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 5:21:12 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Impy; All
Damn thieves. I bet the TSA union goons divide all the booty they steal (and the loose change that people leave that adds up).

No, they sell some of it to Pennsylvania, which then auctions it off for a profit. When I found out about it, I did some digging and found the government email address of the official in charge of PA's program (not too hard to do). He was indignant that I asked him why PA was acting as TSA's fence, and after a couple of nasty exchanges, he blew me off.

Pennsylvania Sells Confiscated TSA Items Online

Pa. starts online TSA Surplus auction

Like everything else in government, it's a damned racket!

32 posted on 03/22/2013 5:44:43 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ah so the greedy government bosses won’t even let the poor rank and file goons have it. The bastards!

I don’t know why I’ve never though of this before.

The only thing the government is good at, graft and racketeering. Cha-ching.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 6:05:18 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: t1b8zs

No. That’s mine.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 6:14:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

             


Good thing age has reined in my ego a tad, else some Mod bait <here> would be sooooo easy !

35 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: JoeProBono

There was “missing plug in”for me at the original article and I thought it was your posted pic.


36 posted on 03/22/2013 7:37:00 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: tomkat


37 posted on 03/22/2013 7:42:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

             

38 posted on 03/22/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT by tomkat
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BFL


39 posted on 03/22/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Swordmaker

So, what do you think?

How about the link above for the cold steel sword cane?


40 posted on 03/22/2013 4:27:38 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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