don't fly out of boston

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by mountainman13, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I had an extremely aggravating experience flying out of Boston. I was pulled aside by security and checked as usual. I was then informed that I would have to wait for the police to arrive for 2 objects I had on me. A bullet shaped key chain (kind of understandable) and what was termed as a firearm replica. (see attached picture). When I offered to surrender the keychain and was informed I would miss my flight in waiting for Leo I got bull@#it and said "for a fu$&ing key chain?" The agent said it was standard procedure. I continued to get irrate and verbally combative (was prepared to go to court). Long story short a supervisor was called, the key chain was confiscated and I was allowed to continue to nc after I removed item 2 (picture) and stored it in my carry on.
     

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  2. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Wow, the stupidity of some people continues to amaze me somehow.

    That sucks man. I haven't flown anywhere since the late nineties, and as inconvienent as it can be, i think i'll continue driving to my continental US destinations.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    ROFL................

    What if that pin shot teeny, tiny bullets?? Huh? What if???

    I have a inert .45 ACP round on my key chain StalkingBear gave me. THAT would go over big, wouldn't it? I mean, it's real and all, it just doesn't have any gunpowder in it.
     
  4. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Well that would obviously make you a terrorist ;)
     
  5. Ranger-6

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    The TSA will take your pencil and paper for fear you might draw a picture of a gun. Maybe they will just cut your fingers off and give them back when you land.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You have my sympathy. Want to trade places?

    Until recently, I was flying about 100-120 times a year. I work with explosives.

    Any questions?


    I no longer have a social life- I just live for the pat downs at the airport. When security says "Sir, your bag shows traces of TNT.", I just tell them "Check it again. You should also find RDX and HMX. I used enough of that this week. "

    Hey- old men are easily amused. :eek:

    BTW, for all of you folks that travel on a regular basis- keep a padded, stamped, self addressed mailing envelope in your bag. For the day you forget something that can be mailed, but not carried on. You can put your pocketknife in the mailer, and send it home.
     
  7. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    What i want to know is have all these vaguely nazi-ish restrictions and regulations actually caught anyone with ill intentions? Because the last airplane terrorist i heard of was the underwear bomber, and they didn't catch him until his "bomb" malfuntioned AFTER he had already boarded his plane.
     
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  9. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Not to mention its probably also got a hole drilled into for a chain or string to pass through.
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    The more government grows the more petty it becomes. No room for reason, logic or common sense. Just rules and policies.
    The very lubricant needed for robots. And that's what we have. Wait til the rust sets in. Then what?
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah I have the powder horn pin for loading the other pin. The keychain was brazed directly to the end of the case completely covering the primer pocket. They actually put the keychain back through the scanner to check for powder. When I flew back out of nc I had a reflex sight a bore sighter a laser sight with pressure switch and a survival hammock. No issues at all. I am considering writing a letter to my friends at nra and goal to see what their thoughts on this is.
     
  12. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I keep telling people that the main agenda of the TSA is to train people to submit to illegal government searches. If the TSA were really concerned with security they would search the Muslims in Burkahs however it is spelled. Of course that would be profiling and politically incorrect. It would also show some signs of common sense which has been outlawed by the government in favor of political correctness.:mad:
     
  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah when they called bag check on me a guard came over and on his way he looked at me and said "bad bad bad" I said to him "what's bad? You haven't even seen the scan yet?" He just shook his head and continued toward the scan. My lawyers would have had a field day with this clear cut profiling and bologna case. I believe they saw my other pins and realized I was affiliated with a few groups who would have also had a field day if Leo had become involved.
    My suggestion if any of you run into something similar and you have time demand Leo comes down. Remember half of these tsa agents are just there because they saw the ad at the unemployment office after they were fired from McDonald's. They are not trained and do not have authority.
     
  14. tellmaster207

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    My friends farther passed away a couple years ago, He was in Nam. @ his funeral the army dudes shot a 21 gun salute? Anyways my friend & I was given one of the dummy rounds. He had it engraved with his dads birth, death date & put a chain on it. He wore it for about a year as a necklace. Logan (Boston) confiscated it, he didn't get it back. So I gave him mine & he gave me his dads old tweezers. (he was kind of the towns medic).
    He was an American hero. To do something so idiotic to his kid & my life long friend still bothers me a lot Grrrrrrrrrr. I can still imagine him rolling over in his grave babbling about Gov. Commies.
     
  15. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I wouldve told him that his lack of common sense and stupidity was "bad, bad, bad". Treating someone like a criminal because they have a flintlock pin, obviously not a weapon in any way shape or form is ridiculous. I wouldve demanded that a leo be called because the way they treated you was assinine.

    Last year my wife and i went to Destin, FL. We drove down in her Explorer for two reasons, #1 For two adult and one child plane ticket and a rental car it wouldve been more expensive than driving. And the second reason i WAS NOT going unarmed. I took my 1911 and Bersa .380 for backup and no jackass TSA agent was gonna tell me any different.
     
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  16. homelessguy01

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    I flew our of logan last summer and my carry on bag was my range backpack. I had a bottle if water in there that they took. But they left my 4 inch screwdriver I have for adjusting sights. The bag was full of empty brass i found later as well. about 12 empty cases in there from 9mm .45 . 44mag. They never even mentioned the brass.

    Now if wanted to do something on a plane I'd use the screwdriver over the bottle water. It makes no sense.


    Sometimes I think they just do it to fcuk up your day..

    I also think it's to get people used to illegal searches.
     
  17. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah at one point while I was rather pissed off and arguing with the guy I told him I would sooner use my keys as a weapon than do anything with the hat pin. Not the smartest thing to say but I was very aggravated and its true. I'm just thankful someone in a higher position had enough sense to realize how stupid the entire thing was and that I was not going to go quietly.

    Anyway I wrote a letter to goal to inform them about my experience I look forward to their reply.
     
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  18. gollygee

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    The last time I flew was in '95 & that was required by my work. It was long before TSA, but I still vowed that I'd not fly again unless forced to, because of the security bs I had to put up with. From what I've heard about TSA, I don't know if threat of losing my job would make me do it. Since I am retired now, glad I don't have to face that decision.
     
  19. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I have a 50 BMG key chain that is actually too big (and slightly heavy) to use for my keys. Do you think they would have a problem with it? :D

    Here's a little comparison of a 50 BMG. :eek:

    (.50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, .300 Win, 7.62x39mm, 5.56 NATO, .22 LR)

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