November 2011 A pregnant teen ended up on the wrong flight after agents (Norfolk international airport in Va.) flagged her purse as a security risk. She says the TSA initially determined the gun-emblazoned purse to be a security risk when she tried to pass through a security checkpoint at Norfolk International Airport.
"It's my style. It's camouflage. It has an old Western gun on it," Gibbs tells WJXT. "She (the TSA agent) was like, 'This is a federal offense because it's in the shape of a gun.' I'm like, 'But it's a design on a purse. How is it a federal offense?' "
The TSA stands by the rule, saying replica weapons have been banned since 2002.