It's because they're not focused on the problem, but rather following a rote checklist of acts designed by a faceless bureaucrat in some windowless office a thousand miles away.
The TSA checks your ID and makes you go through a scanner (usually metal detector, but maybe PervScan®) to detect weapons. This is the source of the fail.
The goal isn't keeping weapons off airplanes, it's protecting little Janie's life. So what does the TSA do?
They make little Janie wait in line in an unsecured lobby with literally 400 other travelers. If you were a terrorist and wanted to terrorize the traveling public, what would you do?
You'd book a hotel room overlooking the lobby (thanks, Orlando International Airport!), you'd wait until the lobby was full of travelers impatiently waiting in the TSA line, and you'd shoot them.
The worst part of this? It's already happened.. Rome and LAX, not to mention the non-airport (but definitely hotel) scenario of Mumbai.
Little Janie's only chance is incompetent terrorists. She's in danger, placed there by incompetent bureaucrats.
The TSA should be made to fix this tomorrow, or it should be disbanded. The public would be safer with no airport security than this.
Do it for teh children™
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