Those rulings are based on the fact that no weapons appeared to be present and no just cause existed for the searches. They have no bearing on the discussion at hand where actual firearms are present. When a firearm is present TSA can open any bag they chose if they feel a possible threat is present...which the presence of a firearm alone is justification of in the eyes of the law. Passports do not present a danger.
Last edited by Playboypenguin; July 3, 2009 at 01:42 PM.