Since the federal government took over airport security they’ve consistently missed 90% or more of the dangerous items going through checkpoints, but we’ve learned that two inch plastic guns that come attached to stuffed animals might be used to take down planes.
Apparently though you can’t even make a gun with your fingers.
Diana Durkin is a 19 year old Texas Tech sophomore from Houston. She took the last semester off to help her family recover from Hurricane Harvey. She was really excited to return to school. So when she saw another Texas Tech person in line at TSA she gave them the Texas Tech sign. Texas Tech fans give each other a finger gun salute. Their slogan is “wreck ‘em.” Just search the hash tag #gunsup.
So how did this 19 year old’s sign with her fingers go over at TSA?
In the airport security line and I see someone wearing a Texas Tech hoodie and I look at them and do the gun hand signal because wreck em amiright
tsa is now pulling me aside to talk to me :((
— diana (@dianadurkin) January 6, 2018
She says a TSA agent called her out with a tap on the shoulder, “What are you doing? You can’t do that in an airport.”
She added that the agent followed up by giving her a full screening and pat down, nearly sending Durkin to tears.
“Oh my gosh, they think I’m a terrorist… Oh my gosh I’m going to jail,” Durkin remembered thinking. “I’m just sitting there, almost in tears, like, ‘No, I’m just really dumb, I’m not a terrorist!’”
She says she promised TSA that she had learned her lesson. Indeed this it seems is the face of terrorism in modern America.
10/21/2017 at 3:03AM pic.twitter.com/mW0XrBYYv3
— diana (@dianadurkin) October 21, 2017
My own working theory is that the finger gun was pretext for one of the TSA’s new ‘more intimate’ pat downs. It wouldn’t be the first time.