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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4018 Thought Detector Checkpoint]]. In hell.


->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections politically wired]] judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. [[TheBigRottenApple That's New York.]]''

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->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections politically wired]] wired judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. [[TheBigRottenApple That's New York.]]''''


* One level in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' has two {{Mooks}} standing on the other side of a metal detector. Given [[WalkingArmory the usual number of firearms on Jack Slate's person]], walking through the metal detector will alert the guards—provided you haven't killed them already. [[spoiler:While you're in the next room over, the metal detector will go off several times in a row, [[FiveSecondForeshadowing a subtle clue]] that a ''very'' deadly ambush is waiting for you when you return into the metal detector room.]]

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* One level in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' has two {{Mooks}} standing on the other side of a metal detector. Given [[WalkingArmory the usual number of firearms on Jack Slate's person]], walking through the metal detector will alert the guards—provided you haven't killed them already. [[spoiler:While you're in the next room over, the metal detector will go off several times in a row, [[FiveSecondForeshadowing [[ImminentDangerClue a subtle clue]] that a ''very'' deadly ambush is waiting for you when you return into the metal detector room.]]


* One level in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' has two {{Mooks}} standing on the other side of a metal detector. Given [[WalkingArmory the usual number of firearms on Jack Slate's person]], walking through the metal detector will alert the guards—provided you haven't killed them already. [[spoiler:While you're in the next room over, the metal detector will go off several times in a row, a subtle clue that a ''very'' deadly ambush is waiting for you when you return into the metal detector room.]]

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* One level in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' has two {{Mooks}} standing on the other side of a metal detector. Given [[WalkingArmory the usual number of firearms on Jack Slate's person]], walking through the metal detector will alert the guards—provided you haven't killed them already. [[spoiler:While you're in the next room over, the metal detector will go off several times in a row, [[FiveSecondForeshadowing a subtle clue clue]] that a ''very'' deadly ambush is waiting for you when you return into the metal detector room.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Task Force X are sent to infiltrate the Watchtower. Deadshot has a ceramic pistol that won't set off the metal detector, but Captain Boomerang gives everyone a heart attack because he's carrying 75 cents in change.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': Task Force X are sent to infiltrate the Watchtower. Deadshot has a ceramic pistol that won't set off the metal detector, but Captain Boomerang gives everyone a heart attack because he's carrying 75 cents in change.


* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' you have to pass through one to enter the Citadel since you're using a civilian dock rather than a military one. However, since you're Commander Shepard, you're allowed to walk right on through while carrying enough firepower to take out an army.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', you have to pass through one to enter the Citadel since you're using a civilian dock rather than a military one. However, since you're Commander Shepard, you're allowed to walk right on through while carrying enough firepower to take out an army.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' you have to pass through one to enter the Citadel since you're using a civilian dock rather than a military one. However, since you're Commander Shepard, you're allowed to walk right on through while carrying enough firepower to take out an army.

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* ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'': When Nick, Polly, and Bobby, arrive at the Senate hearing, the first two go through a metal detector checkpoint without issue, but Bobby, being a spokesman for the firearms industry, has so many sidearms stashed on his person that the guard gets visibly annoyed with him.


->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some politically wired judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. [[TheBigRottenApple That's New York.]]''

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->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections politically wired wired]] judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. [[TheBigRottenApple That's New York.]]''


* In ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath'' Gromit installs one of these (based on a design in "Electronic Surveillance for Dogs") to catch out Piella's murderous intentions toward Wallace. [[spoiler:The machine works but fails to convince Wallace.]]

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* In ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath'' Gromit installs one of these (based on a design in "Electronic Surveillance for Dogs") to catch out Piella's murderous intentions toward Wallace. [[spoiler:The machine works but fails to convince Wallace.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': In "Vacation", Grizzly is forced through a security checkpoint at the airport while escorting Nom Nom to his plane flight. He turns out to have [[HammerspaceHair a surprising number of metal objects lost in his fur]], including a set of nail clippers and a wrench.


->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some politically wired judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. That's New York.''

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->''I wasn't carrying a piece--in the Supreme Court, they use metal detectors at the entrance because some politically wired judge complained about the dangerous radicals who might invade his courtroom and shoot it out with the guards. This happens in the Supreme Court about every other century, but you can't be too careful. On the other hand, right across the street in the Family Court, the average litigant carries some kind of weapon and violence is an everyday thing, but there's no metal detectors. [[TheBigRottenApple That's New York.'']]''



* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfRichardNixon''. The eponymous assassin decides to [[SuicideAttack hijack a plane and crash it into the White House]]. He tries to smuggle a pistol through the metal detector, but on seeing anyone who sets off the detector is taken aside and searched, just draws the gun and charges through. Things quickly go FromBadToWorse from there.

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* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfRichardNixon''. The eponymous assassin decides to [[SuicideAttack hijack a plane and crash it into the White House]]. He tries to smuggle a pistol through the metal detector, detector by hiding it in a fake leg brace, but on seeing that anyone who sets off the detector is taken aside and searched, just draws the gun and charges through. Things quickly go FromBadToWorse from there.as a result.


* ''Film/DieHard2''. The villains are carrying "Glock 7" pistols, supposedly an expensive German firearm made of porcelain that can't be picked up on the airport's metal detectors. This is an UrbanLegend of the time -- the Glock is a relatively inexpensive ''Austrian'' firearm with a plastic frame but enough metal components to set off a detector.

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* ''Film/DieHard2''. The villains are carrying "Glock 7" pistols, supposedly an expensive German firearm made of porcelain that can't be picked up on the airport's metal detectors. This is an UrbanLegend of the time -- the Glock is a relatively inexpensive ''Austrian'' firearm with a plastic polymer frame but enough metal components to set off a detector.

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