case is well-known, thanks in part to Jeff Foxworthy's mention of it in one of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies. There's even a gas powered blower in the display there.
The thing is that nearly 4 years since 9/11, folks are still trying to bring prohibited items through security or in their checked bags. Have these people been living in a cave or under a rock since before 9/11/01? It also helps to further the notion I have about folks packing their brains in their luggage when they go on a trip.
The last time I flew out of ATL
was April 2004, and I got pulled aside and had my carryon inspected because of the rolls of coins I had in my bag (I was going to Las Vegas). I can understand being pulled aside, as a roll of coins are of a similar size to shotgun shells and some small fireworks. It didn't bug me too much, as it only delayed me 5 minutes while the TSA
guy searched my bag (A piece of advice for everyone who travels with a carryon, get some of those mesh or clear plastic packing containers, as it makes it easier for them to inspect your bag without wrecking everything.) plus I still had over 2 hours until my flight was leaving.