TSA Confiscates Toy Ray Gun Belt Buckle
[su_right_ad]Sean Malone says his toy ray gun belt buckle was confiscated at LAX.
“I lost my favorite belt buckle to the TSA at Los Angeles International Airport, because – they claimed – it was a ‘replica’ of a gun,” wrote Malone.
Malone told Reason.com via email that he was first questioned about the belt buckle by a TSA official in the Philadelphia airport.
“Yeah, there’s something in there that’s kind of shaped like a gun,” said the TSA agent, claims Malone.
“Listen, you can either go back out of security and put this in your check luggage, or we’ll confiscate it,” added the TSA agent.
Malone told the TSA agent that the belt buckle was a toy, but she replied, “What if you take this object out of your bag and point it, like a gun, at a police officer? He would have no choice to assume that it was a gun, and take action against you.”
The toy gun belt buckle was approved by a supervisor in Philly but was taken away from Malone in Los Angeles.[su_csky_ad]