Other than the IRS, can you think of one government agency more hated then the TSA? We’ve all seen the videos of small children and old ladies being searched and detained. We’ve all been in line watching them tear through the luggage of someone who dared to try and sneak a soda in their bag. How can any of that possibly make sense? Do they actually stop weapons from getting on planes, or is this all a show?
Well, in 2012 the TSA discovered 1,500 cases of people trying to get firearms on planes. 1,500! Who, in this day and age, thinks they can bring a gun on a plane? You can’t even bring nail clippers!
CNN has the story:
In 2012 more than 1,500 firearms were discovered by screeners at airport checkpoints, TSA spokesman David Castelveter said. That is an average of more than four weapons a day.
A total of 1,320 firearms were found in 2011. Many were loaded, and some had rounds in the chamber.
“We do assume that the vast majority of weapons that come through are (from) people who didn’t know they couldn’t carry them on or were not aware they were in the bag,” [TSA spokesman] Castelveter said.
I really want to meet some of the people. How could they not know?