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TSA at Pittsburgh airport stops loaded gun from being brought onto flight
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Transportation Security Administration agents on Wednesday prevented another passenger from bringing a loaded gun onto a flight at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
This marks the second time in two days that TSA agents detected a loaded gun at the airport checkpoint from passengers who "didn't realize that that they had their loaded guns with them," Karen Keys-Turner, the TSA’s Federal Security director for the airport, said in a statement.
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TSA agents found the .40-caliber weapon, which was loaded with six bullets, in a carry-on bag that belonged to a Beaver, Pennsylvania, resident. According to the TSA, the passenger told officials that he had the gun for hunting but forgot that he still had it with him.
Just one day before that, agents found a loaded 9mm handgun with seven bullets inside a backpack belonging to a passenger from Dover, Ohio.
"Responsible gun owners know where their firearms are at all times and don’t make these sorts of careless mistakes," Keys-Turner said. "Now each individual faces significant financial penalties from TSA that could cost them thousands of dollars."