TSA States The Obvious: Hand Grenades Are Not Carry-Ons
Today In stupid TSA happenings, the TSA Blog answers a question which, we're sure, is on the mind of most travelers: "can I take my hand grenade on the plane?" Way to be irrelevant again, TSA.
Now being the TSA blogger is probably not the most creative of jobs, and we don't even want to imagine some of the idiotic questions that get asked of TSA agents, but anyone who can't figure out for themselves why a hand grenade shouldn't be on a planefilled as it is with innocent people and fuelneeds to be rocketed straight to the top of the "No Fly" list.
To answer the question at hand, the TSA "Blogger Bob" states that no, hand grenades are most certainly not allowed, but neither is anything that even resembles a grenade:
So why is it such a big deal if the grenades are inert or just a novelty item? Well, thatís why passengers usually donít think twice about bringing these items. They know inert grenades or novelty grenade shaped items canít cause any harm. However, we donít know that. All we see on the x-ray is a realistic image of a grenade complete with pin and spoon and we have to go through the motions.
Hear that military re-enactors? You should give DHL a call instead of attempting to slide that grenade-shaped candle or soap through security, and don't even think of touching grenade paperweights in the Normandy souvenir shop.
· Can I Take My Hand Grenade On THe Plane? [TSA Blog]
· TSA Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: TSA Blog]