While TSA Was Groping Grandma… A Businessman With a Gun Slipped on the Plane

It’s an effective system.

(Dvorak)

While the TSA was groping grandma, an Iranian-American businessman slipped on the plane with a gun.
The Daily Mail reported:

The effectiveness of security at U.S. ports is being questioned after a businessman accidentally travelled on a flight with a loaded handgun in his luggage.
Iranian-American Farid Seif was screened by Trasport Security Administration officials at Houston airport in Texas. His hand luggage was also X-rayed before he took off on his international flight.

It wasn’t until Mr Seif arrived at his hotel several hours later that he realised that he had forgotten to unpack a loaded snub nose Glock pistol from his luggage before he embarked on his journey.

‘It’s just impossible to miss it, you know. I mean, this is not a small gun,’ Mr Seif told ABC News.

‘How can you miss it? You cannot miss it.’
According to ABC, security slip-ups in the U.S. are not rare.

The news network claims experts have confided that ‘every year since the September 11 terror attacks, federal agencies have conducted random, covert “red team tests”, where undercover agents try to see just how much they can get past security checks at major U.S. airports’.

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  • ahem

    “Accidentally?” I like that. Is that related to “unexpected?”

  • bigkahuna

    Of course gramma and her cookies or fruitcake are surely looking to fly a plane through the whitehouse… meanwhile TSA lets the Iranian businessman aor student who has spent 4 weeks in pakistan or wherever slip through with a pat on the back and a copy of the kuran and a prayer rug and a boxcutter incase the rug is too big for the aisle it could be cut down.

    Meanwhile I am sure their is a boyscout that needs a body cavity search or a buxom blonde who needs a felt up.

    Thinks Barrack ! I would love to see Meechele Seabiquit Obama get a good old fashion TSA groping in a public airport ( with her magnificent arms exposed of course )

  • Mark1957

    Iranian-American Farid Seif must been in the muslim express line.

  • http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/ DMartyr

    The TSA didn’t want to appear to be profiling.

    If they had stopped this Iranian-American for extra screening, CAIR would have been screaming discrimination.

  • MrGoodWench

    So when is Janetelia Incompetano apologizing to this muzzie for the tremendous inconvenience caused to him by the TSA’s X-ray machines ?

  • MrGoodWench

    Now if Seif had hidden the gun by taping it to his ‘junk’ , the TSA agent would have found it .
    But I’m guessing he didn’t do so bcause the gun was really big 😉

  • John

    Repeat after me:

    IT. ISN’T. THE. WEAPON. IT’S. THE. BAD. GUY. Clearly this gentleman was not a bad guy.

  • olm

    Oh, how can you not see the pure comedy of this? A glock in the cabin? with an Iranian American and Susie had to smash her snow globe.
    This country is run by fools and is now officially a joke.

  • kansas

    I figured he had the weapon stuffed down his underwear.

  • olm

    TSA quote: “it’s because he doesn’t have boobs”

  • Luke Duke

    What’s a snub nose Glock Pistol?

  • Granny

    This is because TSA isn’t really interested in anything other than harassing honest citizens going about their business anymore than than Homeland “Security” is interested in securing our borders – except perhaps to keep citizens away so we cannot bear witness to the flood. TSA and Homeland Security are the ENEMY!

  • MrGoodWench

    Dry run ?

  • gatewaypunditsupports Obama

    Obama and the terrorists won.

  • http://mainfo.blogspot.com/ Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    TSA was too busy groping T & A to pay attention to Mr. Farid Seif.

  • Finncrisp

    The guy seems to have volunteered that he violated our security. Has he been hauled off in chains and waterboarded? Is he going to be added to the no fly list? It seems only fair after his confession. I mean isn’t this about persecuting the innocent so the guilty can go free?

  • Cher Cropper

    Glock doesn’t make a “snub nose” pistol that I know of. Glock models are all semi-autos.

  • luckyone

    This story was on 13 Eyewitness News yesterday in Houston. They stated that when tests runs of knives and guns in carry-on luggage were performed the items were routinely missed. They said that the work of a TSA agent is stressful and looking at the x-ray screen for long periods of time it was possible to miss these items.

    This just confirms that the work of the TSA in the airport is smoke and mirrors.

  • ahem

    John:

    Take your head out of your butt: it’s too dark to see in there.

  • http://rumcrook.wordpress.com/ rumcrook

    typical reporter doesnt know dick about firearms.

    “snub nose” is only used in reference to revolvers.

    it was a compact glock or subcompact, like these
    http://www.remtek.com/arms/glock/model/45/30/index.htm

    and if he exposed it himself I am reasonably sure he is a good guy, who has just as much reasonable fear of muslim loons on a plane as anyone else, and he was so alarmed that he got on with it after forgeting it that he felt compelled to say something.

    I have traveled on business lots and lots of occasions with my ruger sp101 snubnose 357 magnum in my bags driving to different cities for work. its easy after a while to forget you have it. I think the beneift of the doubt can be aplied that he travels frequently by car with the same bags and transitioned to a flight on a hectic schedule only to realize he had it with him.