< Back to the Main Site

Author Topic: TSA Confiscations Up  (Read 249 times)

Offline Atrus

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 29
TSA Confiscations Up
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:26:58 PM »
Just a friendly reminder not to be one of the dumbasses who "forget" they're carrying.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/tsa-found-record-number-of-guns-at-airports-in-2018-according-to-report

Offline greg58

  • Lead Benefactor
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Location: Valley NE
  • Posts: 2409
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:41:05 PM »
I did check a handgun on a flight to Dallas several years ago. It was much easier than I had anticipated, instructions are available online.
I don't know how anybody could forget they were armed??

Greg
Pants Up!  Don't Loot!

Offline RLMoeller

  • Sponsor- NFOA Firearm Raffle at the 2009 Big Buck Classic. 2010 Firearm Rights Champion Award winner
  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Location: La Vista, NE
  • Posts: 3050
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:57:08 PM »
It seems like a lot of them are carrying "off body" in a backpack, bag or briefcase.

Offline bkoenig

  • Gun Show Volunteer
  • Powder Benefactor
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Location: Lincoln, NE
  • Posts: 3655
  • Aspiring cranky old gun nut
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 10:17:45 AM »
I once forgot that I had a bunch of snap caps in a side pocket of a dufflebag.  Trying to explain to TSA that it wasn't real ammunition was fun.

Offline m morton

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Location: Omaha
  • Posts: 351
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 01:23:22 PM »
i was at a airport in Texas and a TSA person was harassing a in uniform Army dude that had a m-16 Blank adapter in his ruck ... i told him what it was and he said i know what it is ... i replied then why the hell are you harassing him for put it back i  his bag and let him thru...
I will allow myself one personal observation. If you want to disarm yourself, that is your choice. The following quote is a favorite of mine and something to keep in mind when you make that choice.

“Sheep don’t tell wolves what’s for dinner.”

Offline JMR

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Jan 2019
  • Posts: 21
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 04:19:45 PM »
i was at a airport in Texas and a TSA person was harassing a in uniform Army dude that had a m-16 Blank adapter in his ruck ... i told him what it was and he said i know what it is ... i replied then why the hell are you harassing him for put it back i  his bag and let him thru...

Because power corrupts and he probably was made fun of in high school.
Just more unconstitutional laws.

Offline Jito463

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Posts: 231
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 11:18:33 AM »
i was at a airport in Texas and a TSA person was harassing a in uniform Army dude that had a m-16 Blank adapter in his ruck ... i told him what it was and he said i know what it is ... i replied then why the hell are you harassing him for put it back i  his bag and let him thru...
I had to look up what a blank adapter was.  I still don't know what it does, but just from the picture of it, I can't imagine why he felt it was worth making a fuss over.

Offline rnbones

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Location: near Grand Island
  • Posts: 23
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 01:16:13 PM »
A blank adaptor allows a semi auto rifle or handgun to function like it had live ammo by restricting the gasses enough to work the action.
If you can read this thank a teacher, because it is in English thank a soldier.

Offline Mali

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 1656
  • My life, my rights.
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 04:18:17 PM »
In other words, an inert and pretty much harmless device that would only be dangerous if you were bashed in the face by somebodies fist while they are carrying it.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

Online Les

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Posts: 946
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 07:47:27 PM »
I had to look up what a blank adapter was.  I still don't know what it does, but just from the picture of it, I can't imagine why he felt it was worth making a fuss over.
I was given the 3rd degree when entering the hall of justice in Lincoln a year ago for jury duty while having an empty 5.56 cartridge in my coat pocket, of course I did have plenty of other items as well, but it is a work coat.  I left the pistol and EDC knife in the van.  Pretty funny actually,  lol.

Offline Jito463

  • NFOA Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Posts: 231
Re: TSA Confiscations Up
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 12:42:56 AM »
A blank adaptor allows a semi auto rifle or handgun to function like it had live ammo by restricting the gasses enough to work the action.
Thanks for that, it clears up quite a bit.

I was given the 3rd degree when entering the hall of justice in Lincoln a year ago for jury duty while having an empty 5.56 cartridge in my coat pocket, of course I did have plenty of other items as well, but it is a work coat.  I left the pistol and EDC knife in the van.  Pretty funny actually,  lol.
I once got stopped trying to enter, because my keychain had a little novelty item on it that was shaped like a wrench.  I guess they were afraid someone would take this weak toy and somehow undo the bars in their cell if they got it away from me, LOL.  I told them to keep it, it just wasn't worth the hassle to head back to my vehicle over that.