Airport security at LAX seized a 2-inch toy rifle carried by a young boy’s G.I. Joe action figure. “They examined the toy as if it was going to shoot them, said the boy’s grandmother. “Then they asked me if there were toy grenades as well. I thought they were joking, but they weren’t smiling-they were deadly serious.” Security officials say they have orders to confiscate any weapons or replicas of weapons.
Meanwhile, digital camera armed citizens are capturing photos of their tax dollars hard at work making American airports safer.