A TSA spokesperson said the handgun had six bullets in it.
This marked the 24th gun stopped by TSA agents at the airport security checkpoint so far this year. In 2018, there were 34 guns stopped by TSA officers.
.@TSA at @PITairport stopped a Greensburg, PA, man with this .380 caliber handgun loaded with 6 bullets at the checkpoint on Saturday. To properly fly with a gun, pack it unloaded, in a hard-sided case with a lock. Then take it to the check-in counter to fly with checked baggage. pic.twitter.com/rBPwswzyPF— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) August 25, 2019
This comes just days after TSA officials again reiterated that weapons are not allowed through airport security, that people will be stopped if the weapons are found and that the investigation process causes backups affecting other air travelers.
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