TSA to soldier - You can take your weapon on the plane, but leave the nailclippers.

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    Another TSA Outrage | RedState

    That's right, a single person with nail clippers might use them to take over a plane full of soldiers returning from Iraq, all of them carrying carbines.

    Welcome to the new reality.
     
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    Ya know something.

    Most of the TSA's have a degree in ciminology.

    Just goes to show that an edjimuhkatshun won't help if you are stuck on stoopid.

    I lack the words to properly describe my feelings of a fully armed but not ammoed soldeir having his nail clippers taken.

    ah jus ain't smurt inuff
     
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    Hilarious and typical.

    Someone in the lounge heard me tell my wife that I thought it was stupid they took her nailclippers but left me my credit cards, which can be easily serrated into a knife edge and used to slit someone's throat. I got my suitcase dumped, the full pat down, and 30 minutes of questioning. Having found nothing that violates the rules, they let me repack and get on the plane with a stern "you shouldn't say things like that, next time we'll make you miss your plane."

    Of course I still had my credit cards. :cuckoo:
     
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    Check this one out.
    lewrockwell/orig3/monahan1.html

    "There is now a division between the citizenry and the state."

    He sums it up pretty well in the final paragraph:
    "There are plenty of stories like this these days. I don’t know how many I’ve read where the writer describes some breach of civil liberties by employees of the state, then wraps it all up with a dire warning about what we as a nation are becoming, and how if we don’t put an end to it now, then we’re in for heaps of trouble. Well you know what? Nothing’s going to stop the inevitable. There’s no policy change that’s going to save us. There’s no election that’s going to put a halt to the onslaught of tyranny. It’s here already – this country has changed for the worse and will continue to change for the worse. There is now a division between the citizenry and the state. When that state is used as a tool against me, there is no longer any reason why I should owe any allegiance to that state."
     
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    Uh, bullshit.

    1. Nail clippers are not illegal or prohibited from being taken on commercial aircraft. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, TSA had difficulty defining what constituted a sharp, blade-like instrument, but nail clippers were never on their prohibited list except, perhaps, during the first few weeks following 9/11 when everything was basically prohibited.

    2. No, soldiers are not allowed to carry their weapons aboard commercial aircraft. All weapons must be packaged per federal regulations. Military weapons require special packaging and documentation.

    Just the facts, folks.
     
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    I was gonna say....
     
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    First, the TSA often forgets its own rules, which is one of the more persistent complaints.

    Second, soldiers flying chartered planes are required to carry weapons because they are under the auspices of military authority. this was obviously a chartered flight, or they would not have been traveling as a unit.
     
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    what? that they're telling more lies?

    yep.
     
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    I've come to the conclusion that you are a very gullible person. No way someone carries a weapon through security. Even in your scenario where "someone forgot the rules" there is always more than one person at the security checkpoints.

    No one is allowed to carry a weapon aboard. All weapons must be checked as baggage.

    Whoever wrote this bullshit story at wingnutworld (Red State) is a liar.
     
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    I travel a lot and have seem many military checking in their guns. They are in cases, dissembled, and checked into the baggage. They are not taken into the cabins as carry on.

    As to the nail clippers they haven't taken that for a long time as far as i know. I do however laugh that knitting needles are allowed.
     

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