Skift reported that last week, a TSA screener found the 1500th firearm that a passenger attempted to bring onboard this year.
However, once the gun is found, the TSA is no longer involved. They are not the police, and its officers do not have detention authority.
But, the question we ask, does this justify the 8.1 billion the TSA cost in 2012?
We’ve criticized the TSA many times, however, this is something we must ask ourselves as 2013 comes in. Are the TSA worth the price? Are they doing the best with the money we give them?
Our answer has to be no.
- TSA nabs record number of guns from carry-on bags (usatoday.com)
- Atlanta airport tops list of most gun confiscations by TSA in 2012 (bizjournals.com)
- “jetBlue Stole My Cameras” … yea, probably not (boardingarea.com)
- TSA Shows Off Weapons Confiscated At Charlotte Airport (foxcharlotte.com)
- The TSA Found 3 Saw Blades In A Man’s iPad Case, Then Let Him Board His Flight (businessinsider.com)