Maybe these things should've been in a Baggie. They're land mines and the Transportation Security Administration says it found them in checked baggage this week in Salt Lake City. On its blog this afternoon, TSA says the land mines were "inert," although all of the rest of the baggage had to be rechecked and four flights were delayed 19 minutes.
It didn't answer the obvious question: Who travels with landmines?
Or the stun guns that were found in Charlotte this week?
Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions, that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items in their bag. That's why it's important to check your bags before you leave.
Twenty-two loaded weapons were found in checked baggage this week, the TSA says. Loaded. How do you pack a gun in your suitcase and leave it loaded?
I cannot imagine for the life of me how someone forgets they have a loaded gun in their suitcase. Or why they would travel with one.
But do they get to KEEP the land mines and weapons...you know, like mail them to themselves from the airport or run them back out to the car in the ramp? I once forgot I had my swiss army knife with me, that was a sad day. I really needed those tweezers too...
Hey Bob, can you call attention to the little red box on this page that says "Member Make MPR Happen"? English majors everywhere are clutching their chests.
Not only does the TSA find all sorts of things, they also let you know that they have been through your luggage.