And I’m sure every TSA employee received, understood and intends to comply with this directive…
The TSA is a useless waste of taxpayer money. Yet, we keep paying.
No further proof is needed that the TSA sucks than being willing to settle for a tool that includes an alligator pattern wrench.
Oh good. Merchandise.
if i had a nickle for every multi-tool BoingBoing has recommended:
Wait, so this doesn’t have the weapons-grade ceramic coating and discreet look? How utterly plebian! To take this out in public is surely to invite mockery.
The headline is false. The the TSA does not “approve” multi-tools. There is no official “TSA Approved” vetting process and accompanying logo for items you are guaranteed to be able to take on board. And while wrenches and screwdrivers under 7" long are listed as being allowed on carry on, there is no guarantee that you will be able to take on items that are not on the TSA prohibited items list.
Also, note that it has a blade (“designed for edge retention”!). The TSA was going to allow non-locking folding pocket knives with blades under 6cm back in 2013, but rescinded that decision after much hue and cry.
And even if the “Everyday Carry Card” is within TSA Rules, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have to leave it behind:
…Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. Read about civil penalties for prohibited items.
The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.[/quote]
So you could easily wind up having to leave your $39 (on sale, a $60 value!) tool behind at security screening.
I think you’re all missing the most important feature:
##It’s shaped like a T-Rex head!
Where’s the NRA on this? They’d normally be shouting for more weapons in a space, not fewer. How have they not insisted that all passengers be allowed open carry on planes, because the only thing that can stop a bad terrorist with a gun (or knife) is a good one.
The NRA is very myopic when it comes to arguing for 2nd amendment rights. They are guns, guns, guns and guns. They do not, AFIK, argue for blade rights, even as cities like NY are locking ordinary people up for everyday carry folding knives, claiming them to be illegal gravity knives.
Oh, they’ll get there, don’t you worry.
Every NRA member I know is in favor of open carry on planes, with the exception of a few who understand the whole “pressurized cabin” concept. Us non-NRA types refer to those few as “party poopers”.
And get you cavity searched. (read; ass raped.)
Everyday Carry Card™ multi tool is designed for everyday carry in wallets, billfolds or portfolios. Do not keister Everyday Carry Card. Not for intended rectal storage.
TSA approved don’t mean shit. Those bastards threw out my Wallet Ninja.
[quote] Approved Tools – Wallet Ninja
While flying with our tools it is important to stay informed.
Though TSA does not provide an official approval certificate on any
of its items,[/quote]
Honesty points for Wallet Ninja.
[quote] the only thing we can ensure is that our tools will fit
inside of their guidelines.[/quote]
Nope. Wallet Ninja points to an outdated screen cap of the TSA website and misinterprets the clarification of rules specifically for scissors to mean compliance for the wallet Ninja. But, at least Wallet Ninja realistically warns people that the $10 tool may be confiscated by TSA:
[quote] Most TSA Agents are uninformed themselves
and will use a conservative approach when dealing with an unknown
situation. It’s a lot easier for them to say something is prohibited and
move on than doing their due diligence[/quote]
And the Wallet Ninja doesn’t even have a blade like the EDC does…yet the ad copy for the EDC falsely claims the $39 tool is “TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind.”
The EDC actually looks to be a wallet tool that is more ergonomic and better designed and fabricated than most, as it should be for the steep price (the much cheaper Wallet Ninja looks like it will stab you in the hand), so it is kind of stupid to make false claims about it being “TSA Approved” rather than just touting it’s actual benefits.
“TSA approved” just means that you are going to feel more indignant when they take it from you, which they will.
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