A man from Washington County loaded a gun into a handbag

                A western Pennsylvania man has been barred from bringing a loaded pistol in his carry-on at Pittsburgh International Airport.  Transportation Security Administration officers discovered the weapon in a man's bag in Washington County on Saturday.  The 9mm pistol was loaded with eight bullets, of which one was chambered.  TSA officers informed Allegheny County Police that the gun was confiscated.  “Bringing a loaded firearm to an airport security checkpoint is a serious crime,” said Karen Keys Turner, director of federal airport security for the TSA. “It is so dangerous because this traveler carried his gun to the checkpoint, he is now facing a federal soldier.” .  A financial civil penalty can run into thousands of dollars.  In addition, the TSA says that when a local resident brings a handgun to an airport security checkpoint, the United States Attorney's Office is requesting the District Police Department to revoke this person's concealed firearms license because this was the 12th time it has been carried A handgun seized at the airport this year, 32 guns found during 2021. Nationwide, TSA officers discovered 5,972 firearms on passengers or their carry-on bags at checkpoints last year. About 86% of the guns that were loaded were loaded. Captured by the TSA in 2022.
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                                                            <p>A western Pennsylvania man has been barred from bringing a loaded pistol in his carry-on at Pittsburgh International Airport. 

Transportation Security Administration officers discovered the weapon in a man’s bag in Washington County on Saturday. The 9mm pistol was loaded with eight bullets, of which one was chambered.

TSA officers informed Allegheny County Police that the gun was confiscated.

“Bringing a loaded firearm to an airport security checkpoint is a serious crime,” said Karen Keys Turner, director of federal airport security for the TSA. “It is so dangerous because this traveler carried his gun to the checkpoint, he is now facing a federal soldier.” . A civil financial penalty that can amount to thousands of dollars.”

Additionally, the TSA says that when a local resident brings a handgun to an airport security checkpoint, the United States Attorney’s Office requests that the County Police Department revoke that person’s license to carry concealed weapons due to negligence.

This was the twelfth time that a handgun had been seized at the airport this year. 32 were found over the course of 2021.

Nationwide, TSA officers discovered 5,972 firearms on passengers or their carry-on bags at checkpoints last year. About 86% of guns captured were loaded by the TSA in 2022.

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