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01.12.15 Rhett Jones

With some of the toughest gun laws in the country, New York City and New Jersey require equally tough screening at airports to ensure that passengers aren’t transporting firearms. According to a report by the New York Post, the Transportation Security Administration has been underreporting its gun statistics to paint a more rosy picture. While […]

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07.05.13 Kyle Petreycik

Beginning on June 27th, the Transportation Security Administration started sharing their own hazy, shamelessly filtered photographs on Instagram. Their handle “tsablogteam” already boasts over 30,000 followers and has been posting photographs of all sorts of confiscated objects — guns, grenades, guns, knives, also guns. It’s nice to see the TSA getting in touch with their creative […]

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07.11.12 David Lumb

A year ago, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals took TSA to task for violating federal law when it flooded airports with body scanners without allowing time for the public to get a word in edgewise. The court ruled that the TSA needs to get its ass in gear and allow a notice-and-comment period for […]

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03.14.12 Bucky Turco

The TSA announced that it will no longer molest grandmas at airports as part of a new initiative to make the federal agency appear less creepy. Although that’s quite noble of them and it’s good to hear that old people won’t have to be as worried about having their colostomy bags fondled, there’s still a […]

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03.09.12 Marina Galperina

If you’re a photographer with who likes the rubber Giottos Rocket Blower that clear dust off your camera, leave it home. The Newark Airport TSA confiscated one yesterday, because it’s shaped like a bomb. There’s no movable or metal parts and it’s essentially a functional squeeze toy, but oooooooh. “Bomb.” […]

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09.15.11 Spencer Lund

The TSA has some great news for kids 12 and under. They may be able to keep their shoes on while going through security the next time they fly. […]

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03.02.11 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend, a passenger boarded a Dominican Republic bound JetBlue flight out of JFK with three boxcutters in his bag that inattentive TSA workers somehow missed in the x-ray machine reports the Post. The man said he uses them for work and forgot they were there. […]

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01.14.11 Lauri Apple

Because the public demands such information, the TSA’s Blogger Bob has written a post about the status of Louboutin spikes in the hierarchy of banned objects. What happens if you show up with such shoes at an airport checkpoint–will you be let through? Um, maybe! And what about other spiky stuff? Um, maybe not! […]

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12.28.10 Bucky Turco

To combat the public’s disdain for genital fondling and pornoscans at the nation’s airports, the TSA would like to remind them that the machines have been very successful at capturing more than just America’s sexy curves. Federal officials say they’ve been quite effective at detecting small amounts of weed and other drugs or what they […]

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12.09.10 Bucky Turco

India’s ambassador to the U.S., Meera Shankar, was singled out for a genital massage by TSA agents for the second time in three months, which isn’t nearly as bad as the reason why. According to witnesses, the diplomat was selected for wearing a sari, a traditional form of dress worn women all across the Indian […]

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