TSA Very Proud Of “Checpoints”

By | January 21, 2012

The @TSABlogTeam just tweeted a picture of “9 of the 24 loaded firearms found in carry-on bags at TSA checpoints[sic] last week”. We have 3 questions that we hope they will answer for us, but we presume they won’t.

English: A TSA officer screens a piece of luggage.

1) Is there any evidence that any of these 24 guns were connected to a planned attack on an airplane, or to any terrorist activity?

2) Based on the tweet, it sounds like these were detected in luggage through traditional x-ray technology. Were backscatter scans, “enhanced” pat-downs, or any other new, invasive procedures used to detect these weapons?

3) Was the detection of these weapons aided by passengers taking off their shoes or not carrying liquids, gels or cupcakes?

@TSABlogTeam, feel free to leave your answers in the comments.