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More tsa BS!!!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigdogtx, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    This has just gotten out of hand,,,,,,,at least hire McDonald's quality employees.......
     
  2. Shooting Sailor

    Shooting Sailor Well-Known Member

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    Don't try to fly with your gun after a shoot, especially if you used sunscreen! Friends were flying out of Hawaii after the State shoot, checked in their guns, showed they were broken down and empty, locked them back up,sent them off on the conveyor, and went to check in through security. The hand swab showed they had explosive residue on their hands, and things got excied pretty quickly! They were told they had nitroglycerin on their hands, and were being taken for more screening (latex glove horrors?) Fortunately, someone had some common sense, realised that a middle aged white couple were low risk, and asked what they had been doing in Hawaii? When my friends explained that they had been shooting in the State trapshooting chamionships, they were told that the nitro-based powder in their shells left a residue, which when mixed with glycerin based sunscreen, gave a false positive. Horrors averted, but it could have gotten ugly without that little bit of common sense. That TSA person was probably reprimanded for it later.
     
  3. hmb

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    Nitroglycerin is one of the ingredients of double base smokeless shotgun powders. HMB
     
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    Shooting Sailor Well-Known Member

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    I am aware of that, but in this case, the person who had the common sense said that the handling of the firearms was not enough, in itself, to come up positive for nitroglycerin. It was the combination of the handling, and having glycerin based sunscreen, which did.
     
  5. td_ict_ks

    td_ict_ks TS Member

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    here ya go....
     
  6. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    Mean while Abula and his buds breeze thru NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
     
  7. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    The surliest TSA agents I've had the displeasure of getting frisked by were on Maui. Must be tough livin' in paradise and bein' a professional grump...

    Ron Burr
     
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