Teen Stopped by TSA for Gun Design on Purse

TSA agents at a Virginia airport stopped a seventeen-year-old girl because of a design on her purse, reports News4jax.com.

Vanessa Gibbs was trying to come home from a vacation when she was stopped and questioned by TSA, because her purse appeared to be a security risk. The camo purse and accompanying wallet both had small, hollow gun designs attached to them that TSA recognized as replica weapons.

TSA says that these types of replicas have been outlawed since 2002, and hasn't budged on their stance. Gibbs and her mother on the other hand beg to differ, "Common sense," she said. It's a purse, not a weapon."

By the time the security check was finished Gibbs had missed her flight to Jacksonville, and was instead sent to Orlando.