Caroline MacGregor Published

Florida Man Stopped From Boarding Flight With Loaded Gun

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A Florida man was prevented from boarding a flight at Raleigh County Memorial Airport after a loaded gun was discovered in his baggage. 

The man was stopped after TSA officers spotted a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in the checkpoint X-ray machine.

Local police responded to the airport.

The man was allowed to return the gun to his vehicle but faces potential fines for bringing a loaded weapon into the airport.

Passengers are required to check with their airline for requirements for traveling with guns. Guns must be properly packed in checked luggage and declared at the airline check-in counter to be transported in the cargo area of the aircraft.

The penalty for bringing weapons to the airport can reach as high as $15,000 and can even result in jail time.

For more information on how to properly travel with a firearm visit the TSA’s website