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calendar   Thursday - January 27, 2011

stop. this is airport security. STICK-EM-UP

Drew has gone on at length on the very subject, stupidity being just one. In fact, he does a better job on this then I can, so I look forward to his comments, which I wouldn’t mind if he entered them right here.  Take note Drew.  This wasn’t the USA. Stupidity knows no borders or nationality.

There are not enough Moonbats for this. A million would still be short by a few million. So I’ll just enter a few and you folks can mentally multiply to whatever number you think fits the idiocy.

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Airport bans toy soldier’s three-inch rifle from plane… because it’s a safety threat

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:04 PM on 27th January 2011

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Airport officials ordered a holidaymaker carrying a toy soldier onto a plane to remove its three-inch gun - because it was a safety threat.

Ken Lloyd was stunned when he was told he could not go on the plane with the nine-inch model soldier because it was carrying a ‘firearm’.

The Canadian tourist and his wife had bought the toy, which holds a replica SA80 rifle, during a visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp in Dorset.

But when he tried to take the £135 keepsake through Gatwick Airport in his hand luggage it triggered a security alert at the scanners.

Officials declared the moulded gun could not go on the plane and Mr Lloyd had to snap off the model weapon and then post it back to his home in Ontario.

He said: ‘As the figurine’s SA80 rifle was pulled from the box, the security search officer contacted her supervisor. The moulded SA80 could not pass.

‘My wife asked for a “reality check”, explaining how this offending piece of sculptured moulding is a 9 inch painted model with a moulded and painted rifle that is part of the figure.

‘The supervisor was confident within the surety of the regulations and said a “firearm” is a firearm and cannot pass.

‘The rifle could not travel; she would have to return back to the main airport concourse.
The two patrolling policemen didn’t seem to mind. They didn’t even notice.

‘The numerous security people sitting around the concourse didn’t leap to their feet as she passed.’

The resin model, which cost £135, depicts a typical British army signaller dressed in camouflage fatigues.

As they returned home Mr and Mrs Lloyd packed the sculpture into its box and tucked it into their hand luggage.

After being stopped at the airport security desk, they were directed back to the airport concourse, where they bought a padded envelope from WHSmith to post the rifle home.

But the package was too big for the airport’s postboxes and eventually a customer services assistant posted it and the envelope arrived at their home five days later.

Adam Forty, curator at the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp, Dorset, said: ‘The military museum takes security very seriously, especially around military installations and airports, but this does seem more than a little excessive. It is probably just as well we didn’t sell Mrs Lloyd a toy tank.’

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: ‘Items including firearms and items with the appearance of firearms are prohibited. 

‘There are lots of other reasons an item could be prevented from going through security, such as large items that do not fit in overhead lockers on the aircraft.’

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A FEW COMMENTS FROM A FEW BRITS

I have heard that the’ve invented a plastic that can can grow 1000% by adding just a few drops of water to it?

- stud muffin, Hemel Hempstead, 27/1/2011 14:14

Ha ha ha ha!!! This is the funniest thing ever. Some people are such complete morons.

- WS, NWales, 27/1/2011 14:12

Airport “security” fascism at its very best. How I mourn the loss of common sense in this once-great country.

- Mike, Southend, UK, 27/1/2011 14:07

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: ‘Items including firearms and items with the appearance of firearms are prohibited. ..................................................... .......................................................adding, ‘I know I am incredibly stupid and incapable of interpreting regulations, but rules are rules and we must obey. ‘

- Old Tyke, S.Devon, 27/1/2011 14:06


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