OK, lock her up for having bb’s.
I went to a conference with someone who had, in carry on, pipe bomb fragments from an experiment on blast mitigation.
Holy cow you’d have thought there was an attempt to smuggle a nuke on board! Naturally xray picks up the fragments, and on inspection, they were faced with two packages labeled “pipe bomb fragments” with some info on the experiment. These are little pieces of metal. You could fit most of them back together to see how the device blew.
TSA reacted like the little chunks were actual pipe bombs! Lock down the gate! Guess who missed the flight? lol
I’ve never worked on munitions, but how do people think the military and civilian defense industries develop technology and conduct training? There are conferences and training events all the time all over the USA. How do people think prototypes and training aids get from place A to place B?
I love how the media hyped the event to make it scarier than it really is. The TSA does have to justify its existence, even though this particular event didn’t save anyone from anything.
I particularly love the line about “shrapnel.” Anything and everything contains shrapnel if it can be exploded. A button-down shirt contains “shrapnel,” because if you wrap it around explosives and explode it, the buttons are going to fly out as potentially lethal projectiles, i.e. shrapnel.