Quote Originally Posted by GRHazelton View Post
What is swabbing film? What do the Homeland Security folk hope to find?
I had this happen to me flying out of New Orleans. As it turned out my camera bag picked up some trace of gunshot residue and their equipment detected it. TSA agents literally spent 45 minutes hovered over 36 rolls of 35mm film. In the meantime I was boxed into a corner by three of them and it was clear they meant business.

While my line of sight was partially obscured by the TSA boys I could see a tech swabbing cassettes. Happily they let me go in time...just in time...to catch my flight.

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