Got made and I wasn't even carrying

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    That's odd, I have been "made" at the airport several times too. LOL. I am in a T shirt, shorts and flip flops and TSA asks if I need to check a weapon????? hehehehe I guess I must have some invisible tattoo on my forehead only TSA can see lol
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    I was "made'... only it was my cell phone under my shirt. No gun on me.

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    It's a good thing that you were not 8 years old or in a wheelchair...they probably would have demanded a strip search and a 3 hour interview...I'm just sayin'...
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    Just wrap a towel around your head and you won't be bothered at all by any TSA agents.

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    I wear a high and tight hair cut, with a beard. and typically jeans and sneakers in an airport. However I am very watchful. Keeping head on the swivel and watching every possible thing all of the time. I have only been asked about weapons once, when I checked in, and showed my badge and ID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Want to know how bright TSA employees are? Ask them a question--any question--and notice the minimum-wage stare.
    Like, why does my little tiny belt buckle set off the alarm when Cowboy Bob's supersized rodeo champion buckle doesn't? The stare.
    What's so threatening about a CPAP machine? The stare.
    Do you guys ever clean these nasty floors you're making me walk barefooted on? The stare.

    I get a lot of TSA "escorts," not because I carry, but because of the hell I raise going through that security check point. As I wait to board my plane, every time I quickly look up at them, they turn away. Humm.
    I don't like to generalize and say all TSA agents are minimum wage droids, and I guess I would definatly not go out of my way to antagonize them. Not unless my flight isn't for 8 or 10 hours anyways.

    I did send a email to the TSA about a situation I noticed in South Carolina. Going thru the airport I noticed that the TSA had a desk/workstation in the concourse. There was not an agent in site, but there were several TSA jackets hanging on a coat rack on the bacl of the cubicle.

    It seemed to me it would have been very easy to help yourself to a jacket, pose as a TSA agent, and demand to search someones carry on. Once you have access to the carry on, out of site of the victum, you could place an explosive in the carry one and give it back to the unwitting victum. Or the jacket could be used to circumvent normal screening processes.

    I never got a reply of any type back. No thank you, no mind your own business, not even an acknowledgment the email was recieved.

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    Yeah some good thoughts guys thanks. Interestingly, enough I automatically assumed that the TSA guy in question was probably ex-LEO or military himself, based on his own body language and choice of language.

    I myself am not (and never was) military, but every other male in my family is/was, so perhaps I inherited some body language from watching my dad and older brothers growing up.

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    Sounds to this old lawman like DKPRC - for the reasons he mentioned - was an individual of interest to the TSA officers. It further sounds like he was checked out to see if there was any 'interest' of which to be concerned. I note DKPRC did not indicate the TSA officers attempt to intimidate, remove or otherwise bully him. I don't see any resentment on the part of DKPRC in his posting.

    Looks to me like they were doing the job we pay them to do.

    No doubt we will hear from someone in the next few days about how TSA missed someone they should have found. This will lead to comments of stupidity and so forth. In this instance, they noted a person giving off signs of potential 'interest' and checked it out; so they're stupid for that. Hmmm.

    TSA is a fairly new organization and they are finally getting their organizational feet under themselves, so to speak.

    Oh, may I point out the airport areas are their turf, so to speak? They are the ones responsible for this sort of thing.

    And for all of you who think TSA are a pack of under-brained no-nothings, keep heart; maybe someday you'll mature enough to qualify for the job.
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    Archie,

    for my part I didn't mind the attention in the least, I was actually grateful that they had their heads on a swivel that day for the reasons I mentioned. I'd have checked me too and they were very polite and even friendly while they did so. I didn't get the impression that they thought I was a troublemaker, just something out of the ordinary, and they did a little sniffing to see if everything passed the smell test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKPRC View Post
    Yeah some good thoughts guys thanks. Interestingly, enough I automatically assumed that the TSA guy in question was probably ex-LEO or military himself, based on his own body language and choice of language.

    I myself am not (and never was) military, but every other male in my family is/was, so perhaps I inherited some body language from watching my dad and older brothers growing up.
    Yeah, but I am a cop and ex-military and they ignore me. I'm jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    No offense to anyone who works for TSA here, but in my day to day dealings with them... they are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Don't give them too much credit
    Even a broken clock is right twice a day and they might have one or three employees that actually want to do a good job.

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    I have a friend who dies this. Only deals with high profile/celebrity/political figures. Travels first class. Eats at the best restaurants. Sits in the best seats at games, and races. Makes a TON $$$$ of money and gets more chicks then Hef.

    I am on his backup/waiting list but so far I just get the stories, and pics.
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    I worked it for a long time. Got plenty of looks and stares
    I once worked Close Security for a Firm in Boston, got do go a lotta places, seen a lotta things, and yup it's a cool job LOL
    Care to discuss how you handle armed protection and travel to non permissive environs? Do you leave the weapon home, go deep concealment and hope for the best, hire local help, have a loophole in the law??

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    Did you know there was something on the back of your shirt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    Sounds to this old lawman like DKPRC - for the reasons he mentioned - was an individual of interest to the TSA officers. It further sounds like he was checked out to see if there was any 'interest' of which to be concerned. I note DKPRC did not indicate the TSA officers attempt to intimidate, remove or otherwise bully him. I don't see any resentment on the part of DKPRC in his posting.

    Looks to me like they were doing the job we pay them to do.

    No doubt we will hear from someone in the next few days about how TSA missed someone they should have found. This will lead to comments of stupidity and so forth. In this instance, they noted a person giving off signs of potential 'interest' and checked it out; so they're stupid for that. Hmmm.

    TSA is a fairly new organization and they are finally getting their organizational feet under themselves, so to speak.

    Oh, may I point out the airport areas are their turf, so to speak? They are the ones responsible for this sort of thing.

    And for all of you who think TSA are a pack of under-brained no-nothings, keep heart; maybe someday you'll mature enough to qualify for the job.
    Well said sir. I agree.
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    I was in Los Angeles last week on business and stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn in Oxnard, CA. Friday morning I was eating breakfast when a guy wearing a similar style shirt came over and sat at a table near me. The clothes caught my attention and I watched him for a minute. I noticed he was carrying what appeared to be a Glock sized pistol at 4 o'clock.

    The shirt was a good cover for the un-assuming, but he didn't get past my "trained" eye.
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