The Transportation Security Administration did not like a series of Youtube videos posted by an airline pilot, which highlighted the ineptness of its security procedures.
So they dispatched a team of federal and local agents to his Northern California home to intimidate him.
The feds ended up seizing his firearm – which he had been allowed to carry into the cockpit. And the local sheriff’s department ended up revoking his concealed weapons permit.
And he still may face further civil penalties for what the TSA calls “disclosure of sensitive security information.”
But all he did was show the obvious, including how airplane ground crews are allowed to bypass the entire TSA security theater with a swipe of a card.
In other words, while you and your fellow passengers are getting your nail clippers confiscated and your genitals scrutinized, the people loading your luggage under the plane are given a free pass.
The 50-year-old pilot asked that his name not be used in the news report.
“As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce. It’s only smoke and mirrors so you people believe there is actually something going on here,” the pilot narrates.
Video shot in the cockpit shows a medieval-looking rescue ax available on the flight deck after the pilots have gone through the metal detectors. “This looks a little more formidable than a box cutter, doesn’t it?” the pilot asks rhetorically.