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    It seems our airport security leaks like a sieve and our government doesn't have the balls to tell us so after spending billions for equipment. How about doubling up agents and feeding them whites.

    Gaping Holes in Airline Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners

    Secret Tests At LAX, O'Hare, Newark Show TSA Screeners Missed Guns, Bombs
    Last fall, as he had done hundreds of times, Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.

    He didn't realize he had forgotten to remove the loaded snub nose "baby" Glock pistol from his computer bag. But TSA officers never noticed as his bag glided along the belt and was x-rayed. When he got to his hotel after the three-hour flight, he was shocked to discover the gun traveled unnoticed from Houston.

    "It's just impossible to miss it, you know. I mean, this is not a small gun," Seif told ABC News. "How can you miss it? You cannot miss it."

    But the TSA did miss it, and despite what most people believe about the painstaking effort to screen airline passengers and their luggage before they enter the terminal, it was not that unusual.

    Experts tell ABC News that every year since the September 11 terror attacks, federal agencies have conducted random, covert "red team tests," where undercover agents try to see just how much they can get past security checks at major U.S. airports. And while the Department of Homeland Security closely guards the results as classified, those that have leaked in media reports have been shocking.

    According to one report, undercover TSA agents testing security at a Newark airport terminal on one day in 2006 found that TSA screeners failed to detect concealed bombs and guns 20 out of 22 times. A 2007 government audit leaked to USA Today revealed that undercover agents were successful slipping simulated explosives and bomb parts through Los Angeles's LAX airport in 50 out of 70 attempts, and at Chicago's O'Hare airport agents made 75 attempts and succeeded in getting through undetected 45 times.

    Airport Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners - ABC News
     
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    I hate the tsa
     
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    It is a shame that TSA will be there forever.

    Airlines should be doing the screening and passengers should be paying for it.
     
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    Now we know why a few Airports are kicking OUT TSA thugs and opting for PRIVATE SECURITY Forces...
     
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    I agree with that, as long as the taxpayer isn't subsidizing the private screening crews.
     
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    WOWSWERS...RED LETTER DAY:eek:

    We agree upon something...STOP THE PRESSES!:lol:
     
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    i agree as well
    and as to the story in the OP

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    I hate to tell you T, but the private tsa idiots are just as bad. They just wear different color shirts.
     
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    Interesting that the guy that had the .45 in his bag was Iranian. Yea, I know that he claims American after the hyphen, that tells me he's an Iranian first........ good thing we don't do that profiling shit. If he would have been an 86 year old American, white, grandmother it would have been a completely different story.
     

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