I pointed out that even if it was a "replica", which is dubious, it would be a replica of a fictional weapon used by Flash Gordon... Which, you know, makes confiscation of the belt buckle even MORE insane than it already was.
Is there a point when absurdity becomes reasonable?
Maybe .. especially when even REASON magazine treats a TSA confrontation as ludicrous.
In this case .. the writer attempts to board an airplane with a 'RAY GUN" replica belt-buckle in his luggage .. and the TSA in charge attempts to confiscate it. Because it is .. you know .. a "replica" of a firearm, and therefore banned.
(NOT, we should emphasize, a replica of an existing firearm. A replica of an imaginary firearm.)
I'm just amazed that REASON would find this ... unreasonable.
I know, I should have filed this under the heading: "Massacre Thwarted"!
But even I have limits to my sarcasm!
[H/T: Say Uncle]