Florida teen detained by TSA for pistol design on her purse (video).

Vanessa Gibbs, 17, claims the Transportation Security Administration stopped her…

Vanessa Gibbs, 17, claims the Transportation Security Administration stopped her at the security gate because of the design of a gun on her handbag.

Gibbs said she had no problem going through security at Jacksonville International Airport, but rather, when she headed home from Virginia.

“It’s my style, it’s camouflage, it has an old western gun on it,” Gibbs said.

But her preference for the pistol style didn’t sit well with TSA agents at the Norfolk airport.

Gibbs said she was headed back home to Jacksonville from a holiday trip when an agent flagged her purse as a security risk.

“She was like, ‘This is a federal offense because it’s in the shape of a gun,'” Gibbs said. “I’m like, ‘But it’s a design on a purse. How is it a federal offense?'”

Source: News4Jax

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  • Larry

    Wow, what a scary looking purse! She should try a shirt that says TSA agents are goons. Can we get rid of these Bush era relics yet?

  • sonny

    Could she get money for this?
    I should were my leather gene autry) chaps with rinestone guns on it and see what happens/

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    The excuse will smell like something other than gold! I’m all for safety and totaly against stupidity!

  • Jeff

    She should lawyer up, this definitely moves into the realm of a restriction of her freedom of expression. It’s not inciting and its not threatening. It will be pure gold to hear the excuse the TSA comes up with.