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Gun-Shaped Accessories Do Not Travel Well

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Gun-Shaped Accessories Do Not Travel Well

Jihan Forbes
March 1, 2016

The shoes that caused one woman to stay at BWI airport longer than she expected. Lara Croft, next time maybe pack some L.K. Bennetts and be done with it. (Photo: @TSAmedia_LisaF)

If there’s anything Americans love, it’s firearms, but try taking your piece – or something that looks like it – to the airport. Yeah … good luck getting through a TSA checkpoint with that. A woman going through the Baltimore-Washington International airport learned this the hard way when she had to sacrifice fashion in order to get to her final destination on time.

The woman in question was traveling with a pair of very heavy, metallic-finish platform pumps in her carry-on that boasted a replica of a gun barrel as the heel, with bullet-shaped flourishes decorating the platform.

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein called such accessories “less than ideal to wear or bring to a TSA checkpoint,” noting that the traveler was delayed because she wanted to bring this pair of platforms along. “Realistic replica firearms and ammunition are not permitted past TSA checkpoints,” she added. Time magazine says it’s unclear how long the woman was actually delayed, but if we know anything about traveling, waiting even five extra minutes at an airport seems like an eternity. Instead of transferring the shoes to her checked bag, she just left them in order to get to her flight on time. Priorities, man.
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/gun-shaped-accessories-do-not-travel-well-183819737.html

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Liberal_in_LA Mar 2016 OP
Solly Mack Mar 2016 #1
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2016 #2
Solly Mack Mar 2016 #5
MisterP Mar 2016 #3
Solly Mack Mar 2016 #4
MisterP Mar 2016 #10
struggle4progress Mar 2016 #6
TreasonousBastard Mar 2016 #7
maxrandb Mar 2016 #8
TipTok Mar 2016 #9

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:49 AM

1. The word tacky comes to mind.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:07 AM

2. yeah

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:25 AM

5. Those are actually slightly better.

But slightly better than just plain awful isn't really saying much.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:14 AM

3. or whatever "Grindhouse" was

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Response to MisterP (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:24 AM

4. The Tarantino and Rodriguez tribute to double-feature, drive-in fare of the lowest sort?

Those shoes would go well in either of those two movies.

I saw both. Loved them! A celebration of tasteless offerings. A smorgasbord of the low-brow.

Actually wearing those shoes in real life? That's tacky without the benefit of being a homage.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:41 PM

10. awflsome?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:42 AM

6. next they'll be telling me i shouldn't sing "back to tennessee" in airports

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:27 AM

7. Third or fourth time this has been posted? Anyway, it's obvious that...

these are not for street wear, but for "certain" parties and pole dancing.

Maybe both.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:44 AM

8. Sarah Palin flies commercial?

Who knew?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 08:03 AM

9. Based on TSA success rates...

 

Odds are pretty good you'll be fine no matter what you bring.

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