. . . they do.
The whole story is here => http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/02/the-fashion-police-aka-tsa
For those of you needing a definition of “replica” . . .
Now compare that to bas-relief.
Now which do you think is the correct term for the gun on her purse? Yeah, I’m still rolling my eyes at the idiocy of the TSA. They evidently have no idea how to use a dictionary in addition to being very poorly trained. That’s our government at work folks, “protecting” us by being stupid.