Airport Calls 3-Inch Plastic Toy Gun A "Firearm"

Overzealous airport security prevented a man and his wife from bringing onboard a 3-inch long plastic toy soldier’s gun. They said it was a “firearm” and forced the couple to mail it home before passing through security.

A spokesperson for the military museum they bought it from told The Daily Echo, “The Royal Signals Museum is a military museum and takes security very seriously, especially around military installations and airports, but this does seem more than a little excessive. “The ‘firearm’ is three inches long and cast out of resin. It’s probably just as well we didn’t sell her a toy tank.”

Maybe they were afraid the toys would come to life?

Airport security officials brand three inch toy gun “firearm” [Daily Echo] (Thanks to Andrew!)