What Happens When You Take A Gun Through Airport Security?

What Happens When You Take A Gun Through Airport Security?

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    What Happens When You Take A Gun Through Airport Security?

    Not much, apparently, if you have a bit of celebrity working for you. I'm not saying this guy, or anybody should get raked over the coals when mistakes are made, but I'm guessing it goes much worse for the everyday nobodies who find themselves in similar circumstances:

    Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport | Fox News

    “Unfortunately, I did not realize that I left my pistol in my backpack until the TSA found it during the security X-ray screening and rightly confiscated it,” McCreery continued. “I had my concealed carry permit on me so once they had checked everything out, they then released me to catch the next available flight. Great to know our airport security force is on the job. I have learned a lesson that I won’t forget.”

    He was cited for a misdemeanor concealed weapon permit violation.
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    How do you leave a gun in a back pack ? How do you just forget about a gun ? I don't get it ..



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    Quote Originally Posted by flh View Post
    How do you leave a gun in a back pack ? How do you just forget about a gun ? I don't get it ..
    It happens thousands of times each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Can't resist answering, "you get to meet a lot of new people... None of them will seem very friendly".
    But they will heap lots of attention on you.
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    Another example of the still-evolving double standard in the justice system.
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    Friend uses a range bag when he travels . Once he left some loose spent casings in it. TSA found them. He was interviewed for 20 minutes and still made flight ! (PS He was traveling with his firearm, he did check that in at the counter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by flh View Post
    How do you leave a gun in a back pack ? How do you just forget about a gun ? I don't get it ..
    If folks can forget/leave a child unattended in a car they JUST parked at Walmart, a forgotten pistol in a backpack pocket (IMHO) becomes easier to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    Friend uses a range bag when he travels . Once he left some loose spent casings in it. TSA found them. He was interviewed for 20 minutes and still made flight ! (PS He was traveling with his firearm, he did check that in at the counter)
    That's great, since spent casings aren't prohibited in carry-on.
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    One of the local judges "forgot" he had his pistol in his IWB holster at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimc12 View Post
    One of the local judges "forgot" he had his pistol in his IWB holster at the airport.
    I get it. My carry set-up is so comfortable that I didn't notice I wasn't carrying it until I got out of my truck in the Menard's parking lot the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    That's great, since spent casings aren't prohibited in carry-on.
    No, but I almost missed a flight once because the TSA agent felt compelled to open 4 boxes of ammo and swab every one of them. No idea what she expected to find, but the whole process took over half an hour.

    McCreery is lucky he didn't have that "experience" at any of the NY/NJ metro area airports... he'd be in leg irons by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    No, but I almost missed a flight once because the TSA agent felt compelled to open 4 boxes of ammo and swab every one of them. No idea what she expected to find, but the whole process took over half an hour.

    McCreery is lucky he didn't have that "experience" at any of the NY/NJ metro area airports... he'd be in leg irons by now.
    Reminds me of the new DOT guy trying to make heads or tails of my log book in a Maryland weigh station. He had me inside for fifteen minutes explaining how to read it while his training officer tried to keep a straight face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    No, but I almost missed a flight once because the TSA agent felt compelled to open 4 boxes of ammo and swab every one of them. No idea what she expected to find, but the whole process took over half an hour.

    McCreery is lucky he didn't have that "experience" at any of the NY/NJ metro area airports... he'd be in leg irons by now.
    I hope you mean empty casings, as ammo is not allowed in a carry on either.

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