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We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

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We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account
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No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated it. I know the TSA is a constant reminder of the US’ heavy-handed and short-sighted response to the terrible events of 9/11. I know all of this.

I want to talk about the TSA’s Instagram account, and more specifically, the absolutely insane shit people try to take on airplanes.

Maybe you didn’t even know the TSA had an Instagram account. I mean, why would you? Who wants to follow a government agency on Instagram – it sounds worse than being Facebook friends with your inappropriate and constantly embarrassing great aunt. But the TSA does have an Instagram account, and you should follow it, because it’s goddamn amazing.

We first told you about the TSA’s then-nascent account back in July of 2013. I think it’s high time to check in on…

HOLY SHIT! Sais? Shukos? My heavens, I up and almost had myself a spell!

Save the occasional dog photo, the TSA’s Instagram account is entirely devoted to snapshots of stuff taken away from people at checkpoints. You know, like smoke grenades…

And hatchets…

And knuckle knives…

And grenades stuffed in penguins…

And knives hidden in grandma’s walker…

And stun canes…

And shoe-knives…

And samurai swords…

And utility blades stuck inside Scooby Doo greeting cards…

And whatever the f*ck this is…

And of course, guns, guns, guns…

And loaded guns…

And oh look, a knife-gun!

The TSA says that last year alone, they confiscated 1,477 loaded guns in carry-ons. Loaded guns. Guns that have been loaded. Guns that are loaded and can be fired. At people. On planes.

I can understand that every once in a while, someone’s gonna have a brain fart and forget they’re packing a dozen or so knuckle knives in their backpack. It happens. But for everyone else, who clearly knew what they were doing (I’m looking at you, grenade penguin guy), I don’t really know what to say.

Well, except what the f*ck?

Image via TSA, Instagram

We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account
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