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On Friday, the Transportation Security Administration released its “Year in Review” blog post for 2014. According to the post, the TSA screened 653 million passengers at U.S. airports last year and discovered a plethora of dangerous items: hand grenades, fireworks, what appear to be prison shanks and more than 2,200 firearms — most of them loaded.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: jude11
Well they are all small handguns an indication that they were confiscated in a setting like an airport.
Over the last couple of years TSA agents have been more thorough, meaning they will discover more illegal objects.
And, look at all the areas they were found in, places in the states where you'd expect to find some idiot carrying a firearm in their backpack at an airport.
If it were a ploy to take your rights away they'd come out with more eye catching weapons, like and Uzi or a big D.eagle hand cannon, or some sort of assault rifle, and then make it public right away, this is something casually made public, and seems to happen everyday.
originally posted by: jude11
If they said that they were found in checked luggage or even on their body...ok, maybe. But carry on? C'mon, you can't really believe this. Right when you go through, take off your shoes, get raped and have your bags scanned?
Not all americans are smart, you know. 25% Americans Don't Know Earth Orbits the Sun
"BULLPOOP BULLPOOP BULLPOOP……..the TSA is nothing but social engineering to gradually phase people into having their rights being violated. Nothing More nothing less."
originally posted by: Zaphod58
The head of an explosives detection company took ten flights with a strip of PETN in his bag he forgot he had taken to a conference.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
The stats (most recent I could find) say that in 2010 631,939,829 people flew, domestic only. That's over 1.7 million per day. You really think there aren't an average of 6 incredibly stupid people flying every day?
When you look at the numbers of actual passengers flying on a daily basis (and again, those are numbers from 2010 and are domestic only) it doesn't seem so incredible to me.