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Toy soldier’s tiny gun barred from airplane
A Canadian tourist in Britain says security personnel at Gatwick Airport wouldn’t let her board a plane with a plastic toy soldier holding a four-inch rifle, saying the resin “firearm” was a threat to passenger safety.“They told me it was a gun and that I was not allowed to take it on the plane,” Ms. Lloyd recounted from her home in Oakville, Ont., Thursday. “I showed them politely that it had no moveable parts and no hole down the gun barrel. But they kept saying it was a gun.”
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Toy soldier’s tiny gun barred from airplane

A Canadian tourist in Britain says security personnel at Gatwick Airport wouldn’t let her board a plane with a plastic toy soldier holding a four-inch rifle, saying the resin “firearm” was a threat to passenger safety.

“They told me it was a gun and that I was not allowed to take it on the plane,” Ms. Lloyd recounted from her home in Oakville, Ont., Thursday. “I showed them politely that it had no moveable parts and no hole down the gun barrel. But they kept saying it was a gun.”

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    the stupidity of airport security
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    seriously? it’s a 4-inch plastic toy soldier’s rifle! what’s the lady gonna do with it? poke it in the pilot’s eye?...
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    hmm they just want to be safe?literally..
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    Talk about literal interpretation… I guess a toy-soldier’s plastic SA-80 poses a serious threat to the lives of the...
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    All I can think is “is that the useless gun with the built in sights from STALKER?”
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    lolwut
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    And yet, a recent thread on the forum of my photography class shows that you will be allowed on, in most cases, with a...
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    Ahahahahaha. Holy shit. They let me take my knitting needles on my flight, I could have easily impaled some white guy.
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    what the F
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