Media Outlets Spread Fake News About TSA Seizing ‘Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher’

Posted: March 9, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Did you hear the scary news? The Transportation Security Administration seized a military-style rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher at a Pennsylvania airport! Thanks goodness for the TSA’s diligence, otherwise we might have had a Grand Theft Autorampage-style situation on our hands

Except, this news is not entirely true. One might even call it fake.

According to a TSA press release, a Florida man flying from Lehigh Valley International Airport to Orlando checked a bag containing “unassembled parts of a rocket propelled grenade launcher and grenade.” It’s not until midway through the release that the TSA notes “the device was not a functioning launcher and the grenade itself was determined to be a realistic replica.” The TSA claims (incorrectly) that “no realistic or replica weapons” of any kind are allowed on planes, even if they’re in checked luggage. In reality, firearms and ammunition are permitted, though RPG launchers are not.”

Read more@ Reason.com here

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