Last weekend flew to Newark, NY from New Orleans and back with a couple students for the Pekiti-Tirsia International camp. They both walked right through security and waited patiently while I was scanned, wanded, and then patted down both times. In N.O. it only took a few minutes more but in Newark I was detained for almost 15 minutes along with a poor elderly lady in a wheelchair. As to having articles as weapons...yeap...I'm sure we share a lot of 'outside the box' thinking. I always have a few.