The TSA Let a Loaded Gun Get on an Airplane (Video)

TSA Misses Loaded GunKevin Quinn reports for ABC KTRK-TV:

HOUSTON (KTRK) — TSA checkpoints at airports are at the front lines of preventing terrorism. When you go through security, you expect to be scanned and searched. And you expect TSA to prevent contraband from getting on planes, but as we’ve learned, that doesn’t always happen.

Houston businessman Farid Seif says it was a startling discovery. He didn’t intend to bring a loaded gun on a flight out of Houston and can’t understand how TSA screeners didn’t catch it.

Nearing the height of last year’s Christmas travel season, TSA screeners at Bush Intercontinental Airport somehow missed a loaded pistol, one that was tucked away inside a carry-on computer bag. “I mean, this is not a small gun,” Seif said. “It’s a .40 caliber gun.”

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  • Marklar_Prime

    Obviously, TSA finds and eliminates the real threats as the government sees them, self-esteem, pride, personal sovereignty, privacy, and dignity. A gun hardly figures into their security goals.

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

    Obviously, TSA finds and eliminates the real threats as the government sees them, self-esteem, pride, personal sovereignty, privacy, and dignity. A gun hardly figures into their security goals.

  • samthor

    which further proves how all of this inconvenience and dehumanization is all for nothing.

    • Andrew

      Perhaps the dehumanization is the point.

  • Anonymous

    which further proves how all of this inconvenience and dehumanization is all for nothing.

  • grooveboss

    Thats ok on flights to texas. How are you supposed to shoot illegals as soon as you touchdown, without a loaded gun?

  • grooveboss

    Thats ok on flights to texas. How are you supposed to shoot illegals as soon as you touchdown, without a loaded gun?

  • Andrew

    Perhaps the dehumanization is the point.

  • Surrealias

    I could see this as being a scare tactic aimed at the general public. Some dude with a muslim sounding name made it on an airplane with a LOADED gun?! OH NOOOOEEEEEZ. Let’s send more troops, more troops!

  • Surrealias

    I could see this as being a scare tactic aimed at the general public. Some dude with a muslim sounding name made it on an airplane with a LOADED gun?! OH NOOOOEEEEEZ. Let’s send more troops, more troops!

  • gondolfin

    >Farid Seif< Fairly Safe, or maybe 006 Felix Lighter?

  • Anonymous

    >Farid Seif< Fairly Safe, or maybe 006 Felix Lighter?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Hey…lets be fair to the the TSA…the agents probably had their hands full at that moment…full of whatever tits or ass looked hottest at the moment or whatever the small child they urgently needed to molest. You know…high priority targets. A gun in the bag of a Middle Eastern male is very low on the totem pole of priority…it won’t give you anything to wank to later…just a lot of paperwork and hassles like that.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Hey…lets be fair to the the TSA…the agents probably had their hands full at that moment…full of whatever tits or ass looked hottest at the moment or whatever the small child they urgently needed to molest. You know…high priority targets. A gun in the bag of a Middle Eastern male is very low on the totem pole of priority…it won’t give you anything to wank to later…just a lot of paperwork and hassles like that.

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