Friday, May 30, 2008

2" gun pendant threat to security!

Some guy, called Guy, who works as a security agent with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, had this to say about a 1.7" long gun shaped pendant with no moving parts. Guy said "How do you know it is not a real gun?" and "Who knows if there is a gun that small that can shoot bullets? You don't know that. They followed the rules."

What next!!?!

Photo courtesy of Marnina Norys

Kelowna Airport in British Columbia has bad ass security. They know how to shake you down, and nothing gets past them. And if you don't want a hassle and a half at their security checkpoints, one thing is clear: don't try to bring a gun onto the plane - even if it's under two inches in length, has no moving parts, and is hanging from a necklace around your neck.

On Monday, Marnina Norys, a Toronto resident and PhD student studying Social Political Thought, was put through the bureaucratic and culture-of-fear rigmarole while trying to board a place in Kelowna - all because she wore a necklace with a pendant in the shape of a gun (the classic Colt45, and the actual pendant depicted in the above photo).

Hijacking a plane using a tattoo of a gun or the latest issue of Guns & Ammo magazine are just as likely scenarios. (Link) via Boing Boing

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