Via Radley Balko:
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.
And it was Voltaire, hundreds of years ago now, who said
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
With apologies to Pete at WRSA: Do you understand yet?