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RE: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 15:49:38 2001

|> From: Kevin Day [mailto:[email protected]]
|> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 11:43 AM

|> Many really small regional airports allow you to board 
|> without going through
|> metal detectors/bag x-rays. Once you get off the plane at the
|> destination(larger airport) you're behind the "secure" zone, 
|> and can also
|> board another flight without going through one.

A salient point here is that many reports indicate that firearms were not
used. Note also that many "bullet-proof" garments are not always knife-proof
(although it takes something on the order of a tanto, stiletto, or a
rapier). Stiletto's can be concealed in the tubing of carry-on luggage
carriers. Boker now makes ceramic knife blades, as do others. Martial arts
training is widely available. I'm going to start looking into fencing