01-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Originally Posted by bellson
I should not really admit this. But I just can not help myself.
I have this little tool kit. It is an 6x8 folding case, with a buzzilion tips like flat, phillips, star, hex, etc. It also has a multitool, similar to a leatherman.
I had this toolkit in my laptop backpack that goes with me on the plane every time I travel. I have taken at least 50 flights with this toolkit in my laptop backpack. Everywhere, from flyover destinations to the Big Apple.
I added a screw driver handle. Not once was I stopped.
I added FIVE extended length tips (5 " long). Not once was I stopped.
I TURNED two extended length tips into SHARP points. Still not stopped.
I added 5 feet of braided stainless cord, and "handles", along with a 3/4 lb ball. Still nothing.
I added 3 polymer blades, two of which were longer than 6". NOTHING!
So, to sum up. 50 flights minimum. Potentially 3+ "violations" per flight.
9/11 was perpetrated by 19 guys, working in concert, with a grand total of 6 (suspected) box cutters. At this point, my belief is that every cent we have expended on the TSA is a waste of time and money.
Just my $0.02.
BTW: None of the above is true. If it were true, I would be a felon. If it were true, I would be admitting to being a felon. I do not admit to having engaged in any illegal activity. The proceeding is provided as pure fantasy.
Draw your own conclusions.
You hit the nail on the head. We need to ban box cutters. I have a hard time believing all the mass shootings this country has ever seen combined has totaled the casualties caused by a couple box cutters.
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" -Thomas Jefferson-
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