Yet again the A Security Theater failed to prevent someone from carrying a weapon onboard an airplane. It wasn’t just any weapon though, it was the same principal weapon used in the September 11th hijackings.
A passenger managed to waltz past JFK’s ramped-up security gantlet with three boxcutters in his carry-on luggage — easily boarding an international flight while carrying the weapon of choice of the 9/11 hijackers, sources told The Post yesterday.
This is by no means a surprise to those of us who actually have bothered to pay attention to the TSA scorecard. Here’s the other recent failures that come to mind.
- A man carried a firearm aboard in his laptop bag.
- Adam Savage carried two 12 inch steel razor blades.
- Missed a Knife.
- Teen sneaks onto a commercial jet.
- Another Missed Knife.
The TSA during red team tests has an abysmal failure rate. Not only is it abysmal, Joe actually spent some time testing an X-Ray machine and found it is extremely easy to conceal a weapon. Continuing on in the same article we see the following from the TSA:
"They include the possible presence of armed federal air marshals, hardened cockpit doors, flight crews trained in self-defense and a more vigilant traveling public who have demonstrated a willingness to intervene."
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.