I was sitting across from a Marine tonight and the subject of the TSA came up. He had this to say.
Nothing confused me or pissed me off more when flying home and we switched to a commercial charter flight off of a military transport. They went through and made all of us throw away our lighters. We still had our M16’s and bayonets, but those lighters were mighty dangerous, especially since we could use them to take over the plane.
The saddest thing was, he was dead serious. Flying back they made everyone toss their lighters for “security reasons”.
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.