It turns out, along with scissors and dumbbells, TSA prohibits spear guns and utility knives from being brought onto a plane in carry-on-luggage. A passenger in Newark Liberty International Airport learned this the hard way when he tried to take these two items through the security checkpoint.
The passenger, a scuba diver headed to Antigua, claimed he didn’t know that spear guns and utility knives were prohibited on planes.
However, according to the agency’s website, the TSA prohibits spear guns specifically. They’re listed under “sporting goods” next to ski poles, bows and arrows, baseball hats and, we assume, Barrett Model 82A1s.
As well as this spear gun, in the same week TSA officers uncovered 24 loaded and four unloaded guns that patrons tried to bring through security checkpoints nation-wide.
For updates, stay tuned to Guns.com. The original article about this unfortunate passenger can be found on CNN, while a list of all the things the TSA doesn’t want us to take on airplanes can be found at TSA.gov. For all breaking gun news, keep browsing Guns.com’s news feeds.