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    TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 percent

    Can we please shut down the TSA? They're only providing the illusion of safety.

    TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 percent of tests - newsnet5.com Cleveland

    An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nationís busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News learned exclusively. The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system. According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector Generalís report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints. In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Can we please shut down the TSA? They're only providing the illusion of safety.

    TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 percent of tests - newsnet5.com Cleveland
    I don't know nada about the illusion of safety, but the reality of maximum inconvenience is universal. Eliminate the TSA.

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I don't know nada about the illusion of safety, but the reality of maximum inconvenience is universal. Eliminate the TSA.
    People who never fly are often the most inconvenienced by the TSA. I fly quite often, they don't bother me.
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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    TSA agents were probably too busy groping kids and disabled grandmas

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    Unionised government workers who can almost never be fired, such outstanding conditions for best performance.
    Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    TSA agents were probably too busy groping kids and disabled grandmas
    They've checked my package enough, and I fly as infrequently as possible.
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    Generalizations are stupid.
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    The Second Amendment has nothing to do with guns.

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    Re: TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 perc

    Once I left an old army folding knife in my backpack, and it was only caught on trip home. TSA missed it at 2 airports. Had to leave it with them. They make quite a bit selling their forfeited items on ebay now.



    They also treat my mom like a terrorist for having a hip implant. I love how we pretend we dont know that elderly women aren't a problem.

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