In Post 9/11 Passengers Still Carry Weapons in Carry-On Bags
From Oregon Live:
"Outbound passengers at Portland International Airport recently tried to carry on board the following items:
A 16-pound, clear plastic bowling ball with a hand grenade inside.
A hundred rounds of live ammunition.
A large can of mace.
A desk ornament with a grenade attached.
A razor-sharp martial arts weapon called a 'throwing star.'
The last three were confiscated Wednesday morning in what security agents described as a typical day at PDX.
Discovery of the grenade desk ornament shut down one security lane for about 15 minutes while police were summoned to make sure it was not explosive. "