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TSA Finds Gun-Stuffed Mickey Mouse in Four Year-Old's Luggage

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The TSA does so many ham-fisted pat-downs of seemingly undeserving innocents—the old lady, the baby, the seven year-old with cerebral palsy—that it's easy enough to think of its agents as big ol' bullies. Then they find gun parts hidden inside a four year-old's stuffed animals, and you realize they're big ol bullies who have a pretty good point.

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The frame of a .40 caliber gun. A loaded magazine. A firing pin. Those are among the weapons parts that were discovered inside the carry-on baggage of a very young child at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport. Or more precisely, inside the bear, rabbit, and Mickey Mouse stuffed animals the kid had brought to entertain himself during the two-hour flight to Detroit. They were, not surprisingly, discovered by the X-Ray machine.

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The father reportedly denies any knowledge of how gun parts came to be stashed in his kid's toys, and it doesn't seem that anyone's asked the kid (although given the kickback on a .40 caliber it's safe to assume a four year-old would probably be packing something a little lighter). And while Rhode Island Airport Police Chief Leo Messier reports that the endeavor was part of a "domestic dispute"—one that was presumably not improved by the discovery and confiscation of the aggrieved party's weaponry—father and son were allowed to continue onto their flight.

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So here's the takeaway from all of this. Kids, you're on notice. Stuffed animals, you too. Dads, if you try to sneak a gun onto a plane, do it in the most adorable way possible and you won't even miss your flight. TSA, good work. Now back to the old ladies.[CNN, CBS]

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DragonPhyre

"Then they find gun parts hidden inside a four year-old's stuffed animals, and you realize they're big ol bullies who have a pretty good point."

I hope this was meant as sarcasm, because THIS is the absolute FIRST thing that the TSA stopped by themselves that might have caused some damage on an airplane if it was brought on board. Every other device made it ONTO THE PLANE or was stopped by another non-TSA personnel at the airport.

And then they let him on the plane anyway... GREAT... You are keeping grandmas which have NOTHING on them from flying, but this guy who obviously was a really mentally stable individual on the plane?

FORGET YOU TSA. I am never flying anywhere you are present. YOU HEAR THAT AIRPORTS? YOU LOST A CUSTOMER.