Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

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Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Amasashi » 09 Jul 2012, 15:37

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 2003537318

Despite the craptastic inconvenience that is the TSA, a gun still inadvertently makes its way through two separate airports before being noticed in terrorist-free and security-lax Taiwan.

Oh, the irony.
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Belgian Pie » 09 Jul 2012, 16:13

Amasashi wrote:http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/07/09/2003537318

Despite the craptastic inconvenience that is the TSA, a gun still inadvertently makes its way through two separate airports before being noticed in terrorist-free and security-lax Taiwan.

Oh, the irony.


Checked luggage is probably of not enough concern to security in the US as long as there are no electric wires involved ... and in Japan it will not be checked as it's in the plane and stays there.

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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Deuce Dropper » 09 Jul 2012, 17:10

Amasashi wrote:http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/07/09/2003537318

Despite the craptastic inconvenience that is the TSA, a gun still inadvertently makes its way through two separate airports before being noticed in terrorist-free and security-lax Taiwan.

Oh, the irony.


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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Icon » 09 Jul 2012, 17:46

Real guns hidden in luggage have been used before for training exercises and still it is mostly miss, not hit. Meaning most of the time they are not detected, but it is recognized as a big mistake/problem/gap/oops.

The problem is that the Taiwanese-American owner thought so little of the gun as to "forget" it in the luggage. To make matters worse, the gun stayed here a while, and then was "repackaged" -how don't you see a gun while packing, yeah right?! many people could have done a lot with that gun while it was here...

Airline will be fined, officials in the US will be punished, Taiwanese authorities are feeding the press this "we are so cool" story... *sigh*
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby divea » 09 Jul 2012, 18:20

What will happen to the kid? And the parent? How can they miss a gun?? And it's ammo? :roll: Maybe it happens more often than we think it does. :ponder:
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Petrichor » 09 Jul 2012, 19:36

Wow, I thought I was a slack packer.
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Lo Pan » 09 Jul 2012, 22:03

divea wrote:How can they miss a gun?? And it's ammo? :roll:


To be fair... a .22 can be very small and easily missed if stuffed down in the back of some suitcase pocket... and the 7 rounds of ammo were most likely in the clip, inside the gun.

Several years ago my ex realized she had her .25 caliber still in her purse *after* she went through airport security. When she tried to turn it in they arrested her. It happens. :neutral:
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Lo Pan » 09 Jul 2012, 22:12

and its not like it was one of these ;)

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Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby headhonchoII » 10 Jul 2012, 06:49

A couple of years ago I realized I had travelled all over the world with metal cutlery wedged in my bag for over a year. Nobody had detected it on at least 10 international trips.
I think the screening technology is better these days though.
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Re: Gun Found In US Citizen's Bag At Taoyuan International Airport

Postby Chris » 10 Jul 2012, 06:56

Lo Pan wrote:Several years ago my ex realized she had her .25 caliber still in her purse *after* she went through airport security. When she tried to turn it in they arrested her. It happens. :neutral:

Oh great. Punish people for doing the honest thing. :roll:
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