The TSA’s Instagram Account is Absolutely Horrifying

by 7 years ago

And the second: “I care about personal freedoms, but honestly? Have your way with me, TSA overlords. Just don't let me die on this fucking plane.”

Those in the fearful camp will be discomforted to know that—despite the incredible restrictions the TSA passes year after year, which we willingly go along with—there there still exist people who try to sneak weapons through security. The TSA documents each grenade, knife, and gun it catches, and, since June 27, has posted pictures of them on its brand-new Instagram account. With the possible exception of Courtney Stodden's, it's the most frightening thing currently on the website. Although the governmental agency does try to make it as friendly as possible by using tasteful sepia filters and a near obsessive-compulsive reliance on #hashtags.

A few highlights, plus the TSA's descriptions:

“Loaded firearm discovered in a carry-on bag at Austin Bergstrom airport. #guns #austin #texas #travel #aviation #airports #tsa #instatsa:”

Bayonet and throwing knife discovered at #LongBeach. Inert grenade discovered at #Albany. Dagger discovered at #Austin. #california #newyork #texas #knives #grenades #travel #aviation #airports #tsa #instatsa:

The perfect #knife to bring to a #gunfight was discovered in a carry-on bag at #Cleveland #Hopkins #airport. – #picstitch #knives #blades #travel #aviation #tsa #instatsa #tsablogteam #tsagram #instagood #instacool #webstagram #instagramhub #photo #gov20 #gov #all_shots:

#Loaded#pistol discovered in a carry-on bag at the #Indianapolis #Airport – #Indiana #travel #aviation #tsa #instatsa #tsablogteam #gun #guns #ammo #ammunition #bullets #firearms #firearm #tsagram #instagood #instacool #webstagram #instagramhub #photo:

Loaded #pistol discovered in carry-on bag at #Houston #IAH #airport – #travel #aviation #tsa #instatsa #tsablogteam #gun #guns #ammo #ammunition #bullets #firearms #firearm #tsagram #instagood #instacool #webstagram #instagramhub #photo #gov20 #gov #all_shots:

#BeltBuckle #knife discovered at #Newark – #ewr #picstitch #knives #blades #travel #aviation #tsa #instatsa #tsablogteam #tsagram #instagood #instacool #webstagram #instagramhub #photo #gov20 #gov #all_shots:

[H/T: The Verge]


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