Man busted for ditching empty gun to avoid Greyhound security screen in Chicago

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    Man busted for ditching empty gun to avoid Greyhound security screen in Chicago

    Man tries to board Greyhound bus with gun - chicagotribune.com

    A man was arrested after trying to board a Greyhound bus with a gun in the South Loop early this morning, police said.

    Bus station personnel became suspicious when they saw the man leave the station at 630 W. Harrison St. around 1:30 a.m. with a black leather bag after it was announced that passengers would be undergoing a security check, police said.

    When they checked outside, they found the black bag and an unloaded handgun in a trash can. The man told officer he had tried to get rid of the gun, police said.

    The man told police he had traveled to Chicago from Lansing, Mich. and was switching buses on his way to California, police said.
    Other than possession of the firearm in Chicago (not sure if Greyhound moves your checked bags for transfers, or allows them in checked luggage), sounds like he should have been covered by FOPA until he went stupid and ditched the gun. Also sounds like Greyhound personnel, although alert, were a little overzealous in investigating the man's actions.
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    Overzealous? He left a weapon loose in public where a child or criminal could get their hands on it. Kudos to them and boo on him for his blatant irresponsibility.
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    The guy is a moron. If you carry a gun you should do everything you can to avoid Illinois as a whole.
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    glockman---- can we request the transportation people sign your sig line across America on all the overhead programable traffice update alert signs

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Overzealous? He left a weapon loose in public where a child or criminal could get their hands on it. Kudos to them and boo on him for his blatant irresponsibility.
    Yes overzealous. There could have been a thousand different reasons why he exited the bus right after they announced a security screening. Even then, isn't that sorta the point, to let people know they're going to get caught, so they can avoid it?
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    Being in his carry on luggage makes it against greyhound policy and carrying a concealed firearm under Ill law. Had it been in checked luggage he'd been good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Being in his carry on luggage makes it against greyhound policy and carrying a concealed firearm under Ill law. Had it been in checked luggage he'd been good to go.
    Greyhound.com | Baggage Information

    Prohibited Items for Checked Baggage

    Acids, ammunition, animals, combustible liquids, compressed gases, corpses, cremated remains, explosives, firearms of all types, fireworks, flammable liquids, furniture, hazardous materials (poisons, radioactive materials, etc.), materials with a disagreeable odor, matches, merchandise for resale, protruding articles, or any unsecured articles including those in plastic or paper bags are prohibited. Electronic equipment (television, stereos, etc.), film (flammable), and perishable items (food) may be sent using Greyhound PackageXpress with appropriate packing. Items such as money and prescription medication may not be checked as baggage and are to be carried in the customer's possession.

    Laptop computers are considered "electronic items" and are prohibited as checked baggage, however they may be brought aboard as one of two allowed carry-on items.

    If you have any questions about what specific items are allowed on board (as carry-on or checked), please check our Prohibited Items List. Some items we allow on the list may be considered illegal on board public transportation in certain states. Greyhound will follow local law in these cases.
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