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  1. #31
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    In Vas we were late for a Elton John concert. They had metal detectors by the entrance. So thanks to Warrior Talk info I slid my Blade under a slot machine. A little dental floss could have made it easier retrieving it. Wife watching my back.


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  2. #32
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    Took my wife and son to circus. It happened to be in a bad part of town so I was packing as usual. I appendix carry and also use a large belt buckle. When I got to the top there was a guard with a metal detector wand and an off duty cop. My wife was sh*ting twinkies that I'd get caught. Well I showed the guard my buckle she reduced the sensitivity of the wand and I walked right through. My wife nearly puked at the thought of getting caught. Lol.

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  3. #33
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    My wife is always ragging on me about carrying something for Self Defense. She always gets nervous when we go to a concert or some sort of event. She also has given up being amazed at the things I manage to get past wands and pat-downs.

    Age, experience and deceit can always be depended on.
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    Stick54

    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    courage to change the things I can,and wisdom to know where to
    hide the bodies of the people who've pissed me off"

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  4. #34
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    Had to take one of the twins to Children's Hospital ER in Birmingham last week (he is fine). Dropped off boys and wife at the front door and went to park. Wife called me and said "yep we are right past the ahem metal detectors on the right". Duly noted and thanks. I leave my gun in our car and head in. I get my Spyderco Dragonfly pulled out and told either this goes back to your car or in the trash. Mind you this is a small knife, but was a sprint run so I went back to car. I said to the security guard "I am surprised a little pocket knife like this is a problem" to which he said "we allow no weapons" to which I replied "no big deal, but to me this is not a weapon". I hate going going to places where ghetto/trash also go for this reason. The hospital by my house has none of this high security and I know why...

  5. #35
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    I've never seen an anti-weapon security or authority figure type who was paranoid about a knife and who also looked like they'd be difficult to take out unarmed.
    "Why should I trade one tyrant 3,000 miles away for 3,000 tyrants one mile away. An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as the king can." Benjamin Martin, The Patriot

  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Liu View Post
    I've never seen an anti-weapon security or authority figure type who was paranoid about a knife and who also looked like they'd be difficult to take out unarmed.
    EXACTLY

  7. #37
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    Got frisked getting on a big grey dog in Vegas. So much for Nevada cowboy socialism. Security was standard Young Dems, probably a jobs program to help the helpless. Since I had no hold baggage, the only thing that saved my Leatherman was the driver agreed to hold it for me.

    Irony was that when I got on the bus earlier that day I was in the terminal in L.A in a sketchier neighborhood and no such theatrics.
    "Stupidity is thinking you can continually outvote an endless stream of third world socialists"

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    In reading your post I just came up with a new term for those types- Nerf Cowboys, not to be confused with nerf herders.
    "Why should I trade one tyrant 3,000 miles away for 3,000 tyrants one mile away. An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as the king can." Benjamin Martin, The Patriot

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba in c.a. View Post
    Got frisked getting on a big grey dog in Vegas.
    Seriously, you got checked getting on a Greyhound Bus? Geez, things really are getting bad.

    My most ridiculous story was at the San Antonio Airport back around 1996/97. I had a kubotan (pocket stick) on me and a Gerber Ez=Out pocket knife. Long story short, they took the Kubotan but let me keep the knife. I asked the Security guard what that was all about and he said that the pocket knife was ok, but the kubotan was 'martial Arts" weapon on his proscribed list. He just looked at me and shook his head and said even he thought it was ridiculous.

    You can't make this crap up!
    A Failure To Plan On YOUR Part, Does Not Constitute An Emergency On MY Part.
    Stick54

    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    courage to change the things I can,and wisdom to know where to
    hide the bodies of the people who've pissed me off"

    http://wwwblackthorn.blogspot.com/

  10. #40
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    Here in South Africa getting your knife confiscated is a real possibility. Depending on where you go (medium 4S correlation) the cops pull random stop and searches. Their pat-downs can be quite invasive (i.e they'll often feel your crotch) so simply hiding stuff down your pants might not work. Also it seems like the majority of the cops are either ignorant or just looking for a quick buck, so any knife is liable to get taken out of ignorance of the law or for personal gain, legality be damned. Like George Carlin said - the cops love it when you know your rights. Especially when they don't and don't care.

    While I think a screwdriver is a decent enough weapon, when the cops find someone with a screwdriver (or any kind of tool really) you'll read in the newspaper about someone getting arrested with "housebreaking tools". It's the catch-phrase for "anything we can add to the charge sheet".

    The higher caliber LEOs will probably arrest someone who's walking down the street carrying a screwdriver, but someone carrying a nice quality folder will get let go. It doesn't matter what the politicians say, the cops profile and are unapologetic about it.

    Cops are a definite candidate for ditching/stashing here.

    Bouncers etc. are a pretty standard affair though. Only ever had one make a point of looking at my hand that was holding my wallet out to the side and away from the focus of his attention (knife wasn't behind the wallet that time fortunately). I had to go back to the car once to drop off a flashlight because I wanted to experiment and see if they'd let me in with it. None have ever checked my shoes, and none have ever felt me up. Also any check of a woman's handbag tends to be very superficial - as in hypothetically they wouldn't a pair of full-sized pistols + spares + folders. Hypothetically. So bouncers you can usually by-pass - no need to ditch/stash.

    Metal detectors seem to effective in inverse proportion to your ability to walk through them as if they aren't there and have an IDGAF look and attitude. Proper event security (stadium games, casinos etc.) tend to be higher quality and more effective (but a beeping metal detector tends to result in a pat down - a not-too-thorough pat-down). The casinos tend to have safes where you can check in a pistol. However once you're past the metal detectors (being escorted to the safes to check in your weapon), nobody bothers to make sure that you checked in all your pistols. Again, no real need to ditch/stash.

    One guy I've trained with was stupid enough to walk over to a stop-and-search cordon and basically volunteer to get frisked (the "illegal weapons act" had just changed and he decided he wanted clarification). The cop called his friends over to check out the bowie. And then he was told he's getting arrested. He had to talk his way into seeing the station commander before anybody knew enough to let him go. If the station commander had been away from his office he would've been arrested and processed. I wouldn't advise ditching your knife in that situation, I'd advise rereading the 4S's thread.

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