I took my family to Orlando for the final shuttle launch (that's another thread in itself) and to "enjoy" the thrills of the many theme parks. On the way home, flying out of MCO, I was in the line for the security scanning when I realised that the lady a couple of places ahead of me was carrying a BB gun (rifle). Now it had a bright red stock, but there was no doubt that it was a functioning rifle of some description. I quickly hopped into another line, not wanting to become collateral damage if the TSA went in guns blazing. As she approached the xray belt a TSA agent approached her with a concerned look on her face and I heard the following conversation: Her: "Do I put this through here?" TSA: "Yes, but you won't be getting it back at the other end" Her: "Why not, it's just a BB gun for my child?" I tried not to laugh and continued on through my own x-ray machine, I have no idea how the conversation ended but she looked like she was getting ready for a fight. I mean seriously, is there person on the planet that hasn't heard of the increased security on flights since 9/11?