Frustrated by TSA Checks?

If you are like most, the long lines and seemingly meaningless checks at US airports are a huge frustration. Here is a story that might make you better understand. Friday, January 14, 2005
GUNS AND AMMO AT AIRPORTS/ LOOKING AT ONE DAY
The Miami (FL) Herald

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it detects guns and ammunition in carry-on bags every day at airports across the country.

Here’s a list of those detected on Tuesday:

2:08 a.m.Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Screeners detect a rifle bolt in carry-on bag.

6 a.m.Boston Logan International. Screeners detect two 12-gauge shotgun shells in carry-on bag.

6:30 a.m.Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Screeners find one round of .38-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

7:15 a.m.Shreveport Regional Airport, Louisiana. Screeners detect one round of .22-short ammunition in passenger’s jacket pocket.

8:40 a.m.Jackson International Airport, Mississippi. Screeners detect 19 rounds of rifle ammunition in a carry-on.

9 a.m.Ontario International Airport, California. Screeners detect 10 rounds of .357-caliber ammunition in a carry-on.

9 a.m.Manchester Airport, New Hampshire. Screeners detect one round of .22-caliber ammunition in a carry-on.

9 a.m.Syracuse (N.Y.) Hancock International Airport. Screeners detect one round of .357-caliber ammunition in a carry-on.

10:10 a.m.Oakland International Airport, Cali. Screeners detect one round of unknown caliber ammunition in a checked bag.

11:45 a.m.DallasFort-Worth Airport. Screeners detect four rounds of .45-caliber ammunition in a carry-on.

1:49 p.m.San Jose International, California. A passenger did not declare his firearm barrel and 51 rounds of 9mm ammunition with airport authorities. Airlines mandate that passengers who want to bring guns on a plane must declare and stow them by locking them — unloaded — in a secure box in their checked baggage.

2:25 p.m.Sacramento International Airport, California. Screeners detect one round of .40-caliber ammunition in a carry-on.

2:40 p.m.Salt Lake City International Airport. Screeners detect 16 rounds of .300-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

3:15 p.m.Midway International Airport, Chicago. Screeners detect 18 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

3:45 p.m.Midway International Airport, Chicago. Screeners detect nine rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in passenger’s jacket pocket.

4:30 p.m.Dallas Love Field Airport. Screeners detect an undeclared loaded .357-caliber, six-shot revolver in passenger’s checked baggage. Passenger told authorities he had “no knowledge” of the gun.

4:50 p.m.Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle. Screeners detect one round of 5.56mm ammunition in a carry-on.

5:45 p.m.MWA/Williamson County Regional Airport, Marion, Illinois. Screeners detect three 12-gauge shotgun shells in a carry-on.

6:40 p.m.Amarillo International Airport, Texas. Screeners detect 50 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

6:40 p.m.Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Screeners detect two rounds of 9mm ammunition in a carry-on.

7:40 p.m.Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle. Screeners detect seven rounds of .380-caliber ammunition in a carry on.

8 p.m.Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Screeners detect a loaded 9mm firearm in a carry-on.

8:35 p.m.Newark Liberty International Airport. Screeners detect one round of .38-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

9:15 p.m.Salt Lake City International Airport. Screeners detect 50 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in carry-on.

11:55 p.m.Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Screeners detect one round of .40-caliber ammunition in passenger’s jacket.

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