November 26, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Islamofascism, Liberals, Progressives, Security/Safety, Terrorism, TSA, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
This is not only pretty funny, but quite inventive. A man in Tennessee has made a firing gun from the sort of items that you can buy in an airport terminal after passing through security, items deemed safe enough by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that passengers can carry onto a flight.
The gun that Evan Booth terms a “breakback shotgun,” or a “blunderbuss,” is made of things like a Red Bull can, a hair dryer, a refrigerator magnate, batteries, a rubberized hair band, magazines and packing tape, but it can fire its projectile (made of coins) through a piece of drywall at 260 foot pounds per second.
Booth said that he began to study the matter after the TSA began to use body scanners as a security measure.
“It just seemed so invasive, really expensive,” Booth said. “And if you’re going to go through all that trouble getting into the terminal, why is all this stuff available in the terminal?”
One of Booth’s goals was to show that danger is everywhere, including in areas deemed “secure.”
“If we’re trying stop a terrorist threat at the airport. It’s already too late,” he insisted.
“The idea for his BLUNDERBUSiness gun came to him after he realized airports sell lithium batteries,” The Daily Mail writes. “When mixed with water, that lithium can create enough heat to turn a can of Axe body spray into aromatic ammunition.”
The young man also went to the extent of contacting the FBI and other federal agencies so that the federal government would understand that he is undertaking research, not debuting as a newfangled sort of terrorist.
Booth originally put his video on Youtube, but Youtube pulled the video claiming it violated the rules on “harmful activities.”
Booth also made a working crossbow from items he bought inside the terminal after he passed through security.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, MrConservative.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.
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