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Old 12-05-2012, 03:55 AM   #21
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In 2005, on my way to Iraq. My plane (a civilian passenger jet) left from Cherry Point NC, and we had a layover in Boston. I had a loaded 30 round M16 Mag for my SAW, and an M9 with two loaded 15 round mags. This was for security purposes. What the hell my COC expected me to do with only 30 rounds for my SAW, if some completely wild and crazy stuff happened, I'll never know, especially since my SAW had to stay on the plane during layovers, and the last damn thing I'd want to do is fire rifle rounds inside an airplane while at cruising altitudes... but whatever. No one's ever accused the military of being completely logical. While laid over in Boston, we were required to get off the plane. The smokers among us went outside, myself being one at the time, and tried our best to smoke a full pack before making the hop across the Atlantic to Germany.

On the way back in, we had to go through the security checkpoint. Now, I had to leave my SAW on the plane, but I was absolutely required to carry the M9 everywhere. So... here I am. Walking through airport security, with a 9MM Beretta, 30 rounds (with pistol in condition 2, loaded mag, chamber, hammer down, safety engaged), a loaded M16 mag, and my little pocketknife my Grandfather gave me for my 16th birthday.

TSA tried to tell me I would have to throw the knife away or I wouldn't be allowed through. I said "HELLOOOOO.... I have a loaded pistol, and my EFFING MACHINE GUN IS ON THE PLANE!!!" but to no avail. Luckily for me, a lady was leaving, after debarking from a trip, and offered to mail it home to my now ex wife. I gave it to her, along with the address, and she did so.

Thank goodness for civilians who really DO support our troops, and are willing to help out with such little things. By the way, this is the knife I was carrying, or at least, the website's picture of the same model. Happens to be in my pocket right now.

Now, how the hell is that such a big deal when I already had a loaded pistol and a machine gun?
This story makes me sick. I don't know if its the way our "society" is going or that the fact that the TSA "agents" follow their corrupt policies without putting any thought into them.
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Happened to my SIL with a brand new knife we got him for his last tour in Iraq. Had to amnesty the damn thing, because of TSA. $200 gone - what do they do with all of that stuff anyway?

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Happened to my SIL with a brand new knife we got him for his last tour in Iraq. Had to amnesty the damn thing, because of TSA. $200 gone - what do they do with all of that stuff anyway?
They melt em in an incenorator at a local pd. Same w bus security.
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They melt em in an incenorator at a local pd. Same w bus security.
They don't melt them down. They have auctions. They throw a bunch of whatever they take and throw it in a box and auction it. You can find the stuff all over eBay. Mostly multi tools. Look up leatherman on eBay and you will find people selling lots of 4-5 sometimes more.

Anyway you slice it it is a bunch of crap!!
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I'd get kicked out of Kentucky if I didn't have a pocket knife on me. I have a few different ones that depending what I pick up first go where I go. A cheetah pattern case in my pocket now.
Where in ky you live? I'm in Lexington.
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My son started at a local trade school this fall. He has been homeschooled up till now so it was a bit of a change. The school gets a lot of wannabe (and some who are) gang members and other public school naer-do-wells, so there is a "no weapons" zero tolerance rule in place. Every morning he has to disarm before going to school. This includes the machete he carries in his Bronco. the other day we were trying to determine if he could have a chainsaw or not. Mom said no, my son and I said yes. Its a tool, not a weapon.

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At least the police officer got a good laugh out of it. I wouldn't have thought anything of it...I have a couple of art pencils that have to be sharpened by knife. Growing up, I saw my dad and brothers carry knives. They were just everyday tools.

I pulled my knife out of my purse one day at the food court during lunch to open something and my coworker almost fell over laughing. (I'll admit I probably don't look like someone you expect to have a knife.) I don't think I've ever had a negative reaction over it.

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A couple of days ago I was helping a gal tie a Christmas tree onto her car and flipped open my 3" Kershaw assisted blade to cut the twine and she commented on it, saying "I'm glad you aren't a scary looking guy with that big knife." etc., actually looking back on it I think she was trying to pick up on me. Damn! Why can't I figure those things out before its too late?!

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Thats a sad story, We the Sheeple are so easily led to slaughter! Most of the labs at the University I work in have more dangerous stuff in them than I would ever carry in my pocket! Luckily, your safety officer had some sense and didnt get stupid about it. Honestly, what kind of place have we become that opportunity and possibility trump actual activities? In 1975, nearly every young man, most girls and lots of the teachers in my High School were packing a blade of some type, how the hell would you play mumbley peg during lunch without one?

Congrats on your soon to be commission LT, hope you get a chance to bring your new weapon back to school as an Alumni, (F18), see if that makes them nervous!

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In 2005, on my way to Iraq. My plane (a civilian passenger jet) left from Cherry Point NC, and we had a layover in Boston. I had a loaded 30 round M16 Mag for my SAW, and an M9 with two loaded 15 round mags. This was for security purposes. What the hell my COC expected me to do with only 30 rounds for my SAW, if some completely wild and crazy stuff happened, I'll never know, especially since my SAW had to stay on the plane during layovers, and the last damn thing I'd want to do is fire rifle rounds inside an airplane while at cruising altitudes... but whatever. No one's ever accused the military of being completely logical. While laid over in Boston, we were required to get off the plane. The smokers among us went outside, myself being one at the time, and tried our best to smoke a full pack before making the hop across the Atlantic to Germany.

On the way back in, we had to go through the security checkpoint. Now, I had to leave my SAW on the plane, but I was absolutely required to carry the M9 everywhere. So... here I am. Walking through airport security, with a 9MM Beretta, 30 rounds (with pistol in condition 2, loaded mag, chamber, hammer down, safety engaged), a loaded M16 mag, and my little pocketknife my Grandfather gave me for my 16th birthday.

TSA tried to tell me I would have to throw the knife away or I wouldn't be allowed through. I said "HELLOOOOO.... I have a loaded pistol, and my EFFING MACHINE GUN IS ON THE PLANE!!!" but to no avail. Luckily for me, a lady was leaving, after debarking from a trip, and offered to mail it home to my now ex wife. I gave it to her, along with the address, and she did so.

Thank goodness for civilians who really DO support our troops, and are willing to help out with such little things. By the way, this is the knife I was carrying, or at least, the website's picture of the same model. Happens to be in my pocket right now.

Now, how the hell is that such a big deal when I already had a loaded pistol and a machine gun?
Dude, you know as well as i do that it is NOT about security, its about control and the numbing of former citizens too the idea that it is ok to be "Checked" at ever turn and corner.

Welcome to the police states of merica!

As to the subject at hand...my daddy and granddaddy would come back to haunt me if i didnt have my knife on me. (granny would haunt me if i didnt have my kerchief and belt)
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