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Weapons in luggage will now bring hefty fines
USA TODAY ^ | 2/19/04 | Laura Parker

Posted on 02/20/2004 8:20:03 AM PST by Mr. Mojo

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON When Mojdeh Rohani flew home to Boston after her wedding last fall, security screeners at Baltimore-Washington International Airport found a silver-plated cake serving set in her carry-on bag. She had forgotten that she had the utensils, which were a wedding gift.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; airseclist; banglist; tsa
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1 posted on 02/20/2004 8:20:04 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
You can't fart without owing the government money.
2 posted on 02/20/2004 8:21:48 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
...environmental impact fee.
3 posted on 02/20/2004 8:23:14 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty
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To: *AirSec_List
And thus we see that TSA isn't about protecting America from terrorists, but rather as yet another source of revenue for the government.
4 posted on 02/20/2004 8:23:26 AM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Terrorism problem solved.
5 posted on 02/20/2004 8:24:25 AM PST by Jack Wilson
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To: *bang_list
Bang
6 posted on 02/20/2004 8:24:46 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Mr. Mojo
TSA ususally makes no effort to return confiscated property ... but they do sell it for revenue, and sometimes keep nice trinkets for themselves.
7 posted on 02/20/2004 8:25:22 AM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"Attitude" is listed among the "aggravating factors" that can result in a fine.


Goodbye first amendment.
8 posted on 02/20/2004 8:26:29 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Mr. Mojo
How do they plan on collecting?
9 posted on 02/20/2004 8:28:16 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (If universities didn't teach worthless subjects, who would?)
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To: Mr. Mojo
What a bunch of crap. 'attitude'. I'll give them attitude.
10 posted on 02/20/2004 8:28:25 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: Mr. Mojo
This ought to be qualified to say "Carry-on" luggage. I have flow with weapons stored (uloaded) in my checked baggage with no problems. I did have to declare it to the baggage people at the time to avoid "distressing" discoveries. Not sure if that has changed. I will be flying shortly, so will ask at the airline if these rules had been changed...
11 posted on 02/20/2004 8:29:28 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase ("Every man dies, but not every man truly lives...." Braveheart)
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To: coloradan
Anything the TSA confiscates from me will be handed over in pieces if at all possible.
12 posted on 02/20/2004 8:29:33 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (If universities didn't teach worthless subjects, who would?)
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To: Beelzebubba
"Attitude" is listed among the "aggravating factors" that can result in a fine.

I used to poo-poo people that said our rights were being eroded. While I agree that nobody is FORCED to use commercial aviation for transportation, it is hard to work without it, and if I can be fined by the government for a bad attitude, then this has gone too far.

Somebody better wise up. There has never been a government program that did not increase its size, budget, bureauacracy or desire for more control -- and the TSA was a big one to start with.

Triple Ought.

13 posted on 02/20/2004 8:31:35 AM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (Education starts in the home. Education stops in the public schools)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Fines based on "attitude" - oughta be a field day for an enterprising lawyer. Equal justice under the law and all that.
14 posted on 02/20/2004 8:31:45 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Mr. Mojo
One you take away silver-plated cake serving sets from honest citizens, only the bad guys will have have silver-plated cake serving sets. </sarcasm off>
15 posted on 02/20/2004 8:32:35 AM PST by stylin19a (Is it vietnam yet ?)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Weapons in luggage will now bring hefty fines

I can't take it on the plane with me. I can't put it in my luggage. It certainly won't fit in my carry-on. How the hell do I get my weapons across country - Pony Express?
16 posted on 02/20/2004 8:32:40 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Mr. Mojo
When the airline industry goes completely bankrupt, they'll realize how stupid these actions are. We should fight terrorism by killing terrorists until there are no more terrorists or until the remaining terrorists renounce their jihads and surrender. Anything else is breaking the promise not to let them destroy our freedoms.

Saving a few more jobs
Bill

17 posted on 02/20/2004 8:33:34 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Mr. Mojo
This time next week, TSA will be confiscating diamond rings and Rolex watches. Now that they can arrest you for your attitude, this is becoming a real fine model for a future America.
18 posted on 02/20/2004 8:33:52 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (If universities didn't teach worthless subjects, who would?)
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To: Xenalyte
No. You can't mail weapons.

You have to walk it across the country, carefully planning your trip to avoid those states without right to carry legislation.

Good luck!

19 posted on 02/20/2004 8:36:55 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I was flying on gov't orders for a conference that my reserve unit was involved in. Now of course both the CPO I was traveling with and I got pulled out of line for the extra special search (shoes, belt, the works).

My Chief and I were giving the TSA drones the sarcastic treatment.

Then I saw a young kid in very crappy looking desert tans being pulled out of line too. (My guess is he was either in Iraq or Afghanistan). I didn't at the time, but I should have pitched a fit and called the manager over. It really pisses me off (esp. about the private) that military people were getting the special search.

Oh, the appearance of security.
20 posted on 02/20/2004 8:37:40 AM PST by jjm2111
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