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    Woman arrested at airport, security found gun in bag

    How do you "forget" that you're carrying a loaded gun?

    This is going to cost her a bundle, I'll bet.

    Woman arrested at airport, security found gun in bag - Bay News 9

    PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- A woman arrested at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport told authorities that she forgot there was a gun in her bag.

    According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Kristy Grove from Fort Myers was ready to board her flight to Chattanooga, Tennessee Saturday morning.

    When she went through security, screeners reportedly found a .25 caliber Raven with six bullets in a side pocket of her carry-on bag.

    Deputies say Grove was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, which is a felony.

    Her bond is set at $5,000.

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    Another reason why off body carry isn't a good idea
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    That's a shame, if convicted, her cc is gone! It may be gone until the trial is over anyway? I cc and sometimes I have to leave it home. I have never forgotten when I have it on and when I have it off! I am very uncomfortable without it, it's just part of me now. I qualified for my HR218 permit this morning with both the 40 and the 38, so now I'm good in all 50 States and US Possessions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sir View Post
    How do you "forget" that you're carrying a loaded gun?

    This is going to cost her a bundle, I'll bet.

    Woman arrested at airport, security found gun in bag - Bay News 9

    PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- A woman arrested at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport told authorities that she forgot there was a gun in her bag.

    According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Kristy Grove from Fort Myers was ready to board her flight to Chattanooga, Tennessee Saturday morning.

    When she went through security, screeners reportedly found a .25 caliber Raven with six bullets in a side pocket of her carry-on bag.

    Deputies say Grove was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, which is a felony.

    Her bond is set at $5,000.
    I may be mistaken, but my take on this is she did not have a CWP. If she didn't and had the gun stuck in the side pocket of the bag to store it I can understand how she forgot it was there. Not saying it's a smart place to store a gun, but I've seen dumber things. Either way she's in DEEP doo-doo now.
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    That was a $3000 mistake with or without a continuing permit.
    A friend who is a doctor did the same thing...didn't lose his permit, but he paid big bucks...after the 3-4 hour interview with the FBI which determined he meant no harm.
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    Some people don't want to pay the fee for the CCL. There shouldn't be a fee for exercising your 2nd Amend rights.

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    Barry Switzer did that a few years ago. His case cost him a bunch as well.
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    When she went through security, screeners reportedly found a .25 caliber Raven with six bullets in a side pocket of her carry-on bag.
    Not quite as powerful as a pair of finger nail clippers, but you carry what you can!

    Anyhow, this is just stupid on her part. Did she think she could just hide a pistol and get on a plane?
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    I can see it happening.

    A few years ago I had a membership at a local gym in Knoxville. The gym was posted and I always left my gun locked in the car. One night I made it all the way into the locker room and was starting to change into my workout clothes. It hit me that I forgot I still had my pistol on.

    I went back to the car and disarmed and returned inside for my workout. I kind of got a chuckle thinking what the other men would have said had I totally blanked out and dropped my pants revealing a .45 ACP!!

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    Not good.

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    One trip I took just after 9/11, with rifle-toting military in attendance at the security checkpoint), I used by old Bug-Out Bag as my carryon. Turns out one of those old military can-openers (P-31? The one that you can put on your dog-tag chain) fell down under the bottom liner. The X-Ray picked it up and I had to empty the entire bag and rip out the liner to get it out. It was not a pleasant time.

    A Raven 25 suggests a less-than-gung-ho concealed-carry person, who might not incorporate the whole carry 'thing' as we do. Forgetting, if carrying were not a major part of one's life, is certainly believable.
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    Bug Out Bags suck for that.

    I still have my original one, and go through it with paranoia each and every time I travel. There is always some gun stuff or knives floating around in there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Not quite as powerful as a pair of finger nail clippers, but you carry what you can!

    Anyhow, this is just stupid on her part. Did she think she could just hide a pistol and get on a plane?
    Traveled by air recently, they were looking closely at my nail clippers.
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