Assault rifles? Sure. But nail clippers? No Way!
0 comment Sunday, May 25, 2014 |
TSA story of the day:
Soldiers just returning from Afghanistan went through TSA's cutting-edge security.
They could keep their assault rifles, just not their finger-nail clippers.
Because, you know, a nail clipper is one bad ass weapon.Here's the soldier's account.
So we're in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they're going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:
TSA Guy: You can't take those on the plane.
Soldier: What? I've had them since we left country.
TSA Guy: You're not suppose to have them.
Soldier: Why?
TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.
Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I'm allowed to take it on.
TSA Guy: Yeah but you can't use it to take over the plane. You don't have bullets.
Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?
TSA Guy: [awkward silence]
And how awkward will it be when the TSA takes women in skirts aside to make them disrobe and put on a special "pat-down gown"? (Fast-forward to 2:20)
I told you I wasn't crazy. Not crazy. Not crazy. But if the TSA keeps this up, it won't be long.

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