The Indiana National Guard was flying home from their deployment to Afghanistan. It’s a long flight so everyone marched off to stretch their legs and pee.
After the pit stop, everyone wanted to load up and the TSA determined that the soldiers needed to be screened for security. Ok, it was an international flight. It was a flight that originated from a country known to harbor terrorists. So better safe than sorry, better pat down these “passengers”.
As this process continued a TSA lady confiscated a pair of nail trimmers that she had found on the soldier. “Why are you taking my nail trimmers?”, asked the soldier. “Because you can bring down an airliner with these”, TSA agent replied.
The soldier dutifully surrendered his nail trimmers and proceeded to board the aircraft with the M-16 and pistol he was carrying.