I bought a sleek tapered 12 inch luxeon light at Maplins in England and the TSA "barney" almost took it in Philly until I told him it was a sex toy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I did have a run in in a small airport with a Gander Mountain NiCd Luseon light that I flew from one city to White Plains with but White Plains insisted I couldn't carry it onboard and I had to put it in my check bags that were already inspected and checked. I asked the supervisor who would I complain to if it went missing. He got ticked and told me that would not happen. As luck would have it I showed him that day's USA Today with the lead story of 5000+ TSA barneys getting busted for stealing on video.
But then again I have had lots of complaints of vandalism/theft (mostly vandalism) from my toolkit by the TSA. About 80% of my trips last year (about 20-25 trips). It has gotten better this year so far.