The Transportation Security Administration would like to remind the public not to bring, joke about or even mention firearms, weapons, or bombs in addition to the 4 ounce containers that are already prohibited while going through security at an airport.
Last week the TSA reported that agents discovered 19 guns, seven stun guns, two cane swords, one inert grenade, and there were a handful of incidents where they found ammo, bb guns, batons, pepper spray, etc.
Also, there were two scares. The first took place in Phoenix (PHX) where a, presumably frustrated, passenger explained to an officer that inside of the two cans of soda pop in his checked baggage were 30-second detonators.
Another incident, this time in Flint, Michigan, a traveler did the old “Be careful, there’s a bomb in my bag” gag while his bag was getting searched.