The fact that the TSA found 6,301 firearms in carry on luggage in 2022 suggests a few things to me.
- Failure to communicate is a systemic problem.
- Some people cannot be communicated with, comprehension will forever elude them
- Some people, even without malevolent intent, cannot be bothered to follow the rules. They are going to do what they want to do and only physical intervention will prevent them.
In this instance, a 52 year old man tried to board a plane out of New Orleans with a PSA 300BLK Pistol/SBR and 6 magazines with an accompanying 163 rounds of ammunition.
This is, of course, not allowed by any airport or airline and hasn’t been in any remote sense in decades. I started flying post-9/11, you can’t bring liquids that are too large on planes. Why are still trying firearms? Check them. Under the plane. That’s allowed. Its in all of the travel material. It is all over the airports. What level of rock must you be beneath to not know this by now?
Oh, and that will be $14,950 to the TSA. They are not shy about leveling those violation fines. Unknown if this will result in any criminal charge or if this, as it reads for now by the lack of charges or stated arrest, is just an epic case of curmudgeonism. I marvel at the complete lack of fucks this man possess to just fly with an AR and ammo in carry-on. Especially one that probably cost 1/15th of the fine he’s going to have to pay TSA because he tried to fly with it. Imagine parking in a parking spot so illegal to park in it cost 15 times the value of your vehicle in a fine? That is what this man did to the TSA.
I congratulate this man on the combination of absolute total lack of awareness and damns to be given that conjoined to make this event happen. What must that be like? This wasn’t a G42 forgotten in a bag that you happened to fly with. It wasn’t a pocket knife you forgot to take out. This appears to be a man who didn’t want to spend $39 for a checked bag.
Don’t do that.
Unless you really need a strange way to lose $15k to the TSA I guess.