The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a special section on Martial Arts & Self Defense Items. Included on this list are nunchucks and throwing stars. TSA regular posts on Instagram items they find in people’s carry-on luggage, and sure enough, there are ninja stars regularly featured, including those used by Batman.
#TSAGoodCatch – A traveler at the Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut packed octagonal sais in his carry-on bag. Octagonal sais, as well as all other martial arts weapons, are prohibited from being packed in carry-on bags. Martial arts weapons may be packed in checked baggage, but it’s best to check local laws to ensure your weapons aren’t illegal to possess.
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#TSAGoodCatch – All of these #MartialArts weapons were discovered in carry-on bags this week. Clockwise from top left, the items were discovered at the Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), and the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Martial arts weapons are prohibited, and even illegal to carry in some areas of the U.S. So check local laws before checking martial arts weapons in your checked baggage.