“End the TSA. Replace them with frangible ammo vending machines.”
— Bill St. Clair
I’m guessing they missed 95%.
TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry-on bags
“Unfortunately, these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent, which is why we talk about these finds,” the TSA’s Bob Burns said, according to the paper.
Oddly enough, despite all those guns they didn’t catch a single terrorist.The only arrest mentioned at was carrying without a permit. Why, you’d almost think the alleged terror threat is a little overblown.
The story is about the feds wanting to forcibly medicate a guy for trial. But I found the background material of most interest.
Forcing Competency With Big Drug Doses a No-Go
Nna Alpha Onuoha made the threats in September 2013, shortly after resigning from his job at the airport as a TSA screener. According to the Circuit’s opinion, he called airport authorities with instructions to evacuate the airport because he was going to “deliver a message” to the United States and the world.
Authorities did not evacuate the airport, but they did evacuate TSA headquarters. (emphasis added-cb)
TSA: Failing in every possible way since 2001.
Rep. Adam Schiff on Airport Security: ‘When We Test the TSA, They Fail’
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News learned this summer. The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who posed as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
The TSA was established nearly fourteen years (Nov 19, 2001). During that time, there have been no hijackings or aircraft bombings in America. The TSA says that’s because they’re so good.
When tested they fail. People have voluntarily returned to the checkpoints when they realize they boarded an aircraft with weapons. One training contractor made it across the continent — multiple flights — with an explosives detection kit the TSA never noticed.
The TSA has never, ever caught a terrorist.
So the TSA is — at dubious best — totally useless…
…and yet there’ve been no hijackings or aircraft blown up or craqshed by terrorists in America since 9/11.
Maybe, just maybe the threat has been outrageously overblown by empire building bureaucrats, control-freak politicians, and greedy former bureaucrats-now-in-the-private-sector.
Maybe, just maybe there aren’t really too many terrorists interested in coming to America to do anything. The alleged threat doesn’t seem to justify rationalize 47,000 goons in blue violating the hell out of human/civil rights, stealing, and assaulting millions of people.
Kinda like the rest of the government.