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Old 02-21-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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He shows the process at the 60 second mark.


Making A Coke Can Into A Weapon On An Airplane - YouTube

I should make this into a poll. Do you think he's an idiot, for showing the world how it's done, or a hero for showing such a gaping hole in security?
Ever seen a shiv? Some tape, a pencil and a Coke can. Boom, you got a razor sharp knife, bro.

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Old 02-21-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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I doubt he could survive the barrage of people that would try to recycle that can. FAIL!
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I normally ask for the can when I'm on a flight. I remember when you could get a can of Donald Duck orange juice.... then they started with those 1/2 gallon paper cartons and you get a little dinky cup. Phooey on 'em.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Were the can made of the same stuff coke cans were made of 40 years ago you might have a weapon but with paper thin aluminum delivering vicious paper cuts, I can't see the device of any particular use unless his goal is to enrage an attacker.

It's sort of like hunting a grizzly with a pistol. Make sure you first file off the sharp edges so it doesn't hurt as much when the grizzly shoves it up your butt.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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That's hardly a knife.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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Some of you are missing the point. A motivated attacker could take that can or several cans into the lavatory, and with some duct tape create a hell of a weapon or weapons.

Lots of items on a plane could quickly be fashioned into weapons if you just gave it some thought.

But again the next terror strike isn't coming on a plane.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Which airline gives you a full sized metal can in flight? I have only noticed flight attendants pouring soda and keeping the can. And if they give you a can it's the half can size.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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There are any number of things that could be used as weapons that are allowed on flights. I don't think TSA should aim to eliminate every possible items that might be used to harm someone. Frankly, I think they've gone too far as it is.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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It's impossible to keep edged weapons off of flights. There are some effective edged weapons made out of plastics now. I am proud owner of a Mad Dog 'Frequent Flyer knife' which is actually a fairly effective cutter despite being made from plastic. There are others out there, but the Mad Dog is the best I have seen.
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The good news is that an edged-weapon-based plan like 9/11 would no longer work in America. The PC advice of 'just give them what they want' would not apply anymore, and people would be lining up to take a few cuts in order to pound the s#$t out of a would-be Islamic terrorist.

The efforts of the TSA to keep edged weapons off of planes are largely a typical make-work scam.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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That is common sense and not a gaping security flaw. You can make a weapon out fo anything, hell if a guy has some training he can just use his fists to do enough damage.

Again look at prisons they make shivs out of almost anything same concept can be used on the planes
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