Businessman clears security with a loaded snub nose pistol. Apparently he’s not the only one.

Gaping Holes in Airline Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners

Secret Tests At LAX, O’Hare, Newark Show TSA Screeners Missed Guns, Bombs

ABCNews.go.com

Last fall, as he had done hundreds of times, Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.

He didn’t realize he had forgotten to remove the loaded snub nose “baby” Glock pistol from his computer bag. But TSA officers never noticed as his bag glided along the belt and was x-rayed. When he got to his hotel after the three-hour flight, he was shocked to discover the gun traveled unnoticed from Houston.

“It’s just impossible to miss it, you know. I mean, this is not a small gun,” Seif told ABC News. “How can you miss it? You cannot miss it.”

But the TSA did miss it, and despite what most people believe about the painstaking effort to screen airline passengers and their luggage before they enter the terminal, it was not that unusual…… continued

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1 comment for “Businessman clears security with a loaded snub nose pistol. Apparently he’s not the only one.

  1. curschella
    December 28, 2010 at 1:03 am

    My sister moved back to L.A. from NYC recently. After the movers had left with her furniture and boxes, she made a quick check to make sure she that nothing was left behind. On the floor, near some empty boxes she spotted the butcher knife she’d been using to cut the packing tape. She wrapped it in newspaper and tossed it into her carryon with the intention of putting it into her checked bag en route to JFK. The taxi was waiting when she got downstairs, and flustered about being late she totally forgot about the knife. It wasn’t until the ride to our house from LAX that she realized the knife was still in her bag and TSA had missed it when she’d gone thru security at JFK. (The blade on the knife is 10″!)

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