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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Motorman, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. FiaOlleDog

    FiaOlleDog Loaded Pockets

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    Agreed - sometimes it looks like they "need" to find something (not sure if they have a confiscation quota)?

    Years ago I was stopped with a grim look and got asked why I carry sniper rifle shells?! ":censored:! Are you kidding me?", was my reply and it certainly didn't help :cool:

    It turned out that I had a set of four color board markers with metal casing - and in the X-ray picture the (soft color tip) looked like the tip of a bullet ... can't blame them for their sharp eye, also we both were happy that - also my whiteboard drawings can cause severe eye & mind injury (kind of) - the tools aren't harmful or lethal :rofl:
     
  2. garza

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    My pet peeve is the TSA rules for allowed/disallowed items.

    TSA allows non pointed scissors under 4” in blade length. Screwdriver under 7” in length are allowed. My Vic Classic which is less dangerous than either of these 2 items is not allowed. Thanks to Senator Chuck Schumer the rules will never be updated with threat assessment as part of the rule making process.
     
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  3. dmanny

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    I've always wondered why the liquids that are so dangerous they can't be allowed through are thrown out in a can where everyone stands. They should be treated like the dangerous condition they pretend they are.
     
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    Security theater at its worse.
     
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  5. garza

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    Like every TSA rule, revision is impossible even when the TSA has determined otherwise such as allowing a Vic Classic which is less a threat than allowed scissors. The flight attendants and Chuck Schumer were against the revision because it allowed limited small bladed knives.
     
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    As separate liquids, they aren’t very dangerous (poisonous and maybe caustic, but not a danger to crowds).

    The original justification for the liquid ban was the fear of binary liquid explosives. Which is kind of hilarious, because you have to combine them using a heat source, and the resulting fumes are quite dangerous in and of themselves! I just can’t see doing it in the airplane lavatory without the guy dropping from the toxic gasses being produced by his chemistry set.


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