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REMINDER: Don’t Pack Rocket Launchers and Grenades on Planes

In this day and age of terrorism, it pays to empty all your luggage and carry-ons, check them for any objects not allowed on a plane, then check them again before packing.

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Sadly, TSA has been forced to remind passengers to not bring grenades or rocket launchers, or their replicas, on flights after two incidents in the past few days. In two tweets, TSA announced that passengers had been caught with both of these items in their checked luggage, with no intent to use them, and had apparently packed them out of ignorance of the common sense rules.

On Saturday, at Newark Liberty International Airport, a passenger was caught with a very realistic replica of a grenade.

On Monday, at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, TSA agents discovered a REAL rocket launcher in a checked bag. This one was allegedly brought back to the United States from Kuwait as a souvenir.

In this day and age of terrorism, it pays to empty all your luggage and carry-ons, check them for any objects not allowed on a plane, then check them again before packing. For a standard on what is acceptable on a plane, if it can be used in a violent crime, don’t take it on a plane.