A report from ABC News this morning reveals just what we all thought about the TSA in the first place. They are ineffective in doing anything other than violating our rights.
"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. "
John Pistole, new head of the TSA has admitted that in tests at several airports, where guns, bomb parts and knives are placed "control baggage" to test the TSA Screeners, anywhere from 70% to in one airports case 100% of them are missed and allowed to flow through to the passenger.
How many billions of dollars have we wasted on these theatrics? It's time to stop and time to abolish the TSA.