Mines found in suitcase (TSA)
I know very little about mines, but it appears these were only mine casings. While they probably contained some explosive residue, they were not “explosive devices” since they were incapable of exploding. The fact that two of them contained shrapnel, i.e. non-explosive ball bearings or whatever is used in the darn things, is irrelevant. A ball point pen is probably more dangerous than an inert mine, because a person could get accidentally jabbed by the pen. The TSA had no logical reason to confiscate the items. By doing so, they may have hampered development of technologies that actually aid our military.
Anyone else see it my way?