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

Posted By admin On December 17, 2010 @ 9:02 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

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

MATTHEW MOSK, ANGELA HILL and TIMOTHY FLEMING
ABC News [1]
Friday, December 17, 2010

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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.

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“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.

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