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Northern Va. man arrested with loaded gun at Reagan Airport on Thanksgiving

TSA officers detected this handgun at one of the checkpoints at Reagan Airport on Thanksgiving morning. Courtesy Photo/TSA
A northern Virginia man had a bad start to his Thanksgiving when a Transportation Security Administration officer at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at one of the airport checkpoints.

The man, a McLean resident, was stopped at the checkpoint with a .32 caliber handgun loaded with eight bullets. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint spotted the handgun as it appeared on the X-ray monitor, shortly after 6 a.m.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, and when they arrived at the checkpoint, they confiscated the firearm and cited the man on a state weapons charge. There was no impact to airport operations.

Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared, according to TSA. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality.


Did he have a concealed weapon permit?  If so, it should go.  If not, he should never get one.

play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

This dummy will forever lose their ability to have a conceal carry permit.

This guy is just dumb enough to be on the Purcellville Council.

another exhibit in the case of why there should be a firearms test for anyone owning a gun.

Question #1 Can you bring a loaded gun on an airplane?

...all guns should be loaded… if not they are a paper weight. Anyway its legal to fly with a firearm, you just need an appropriate TSA lock box.

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