usairwaysa320First off there was no intention to use the gun for any “evil” purposes. That being said, it is crazy that this could happen. A USAirways airport employee on Thursday was trying to help someone he knew get a gun from point A to point B. The employee helped get a bag containing the gun through security and the bag was carried on after it cleared.

Others saw the transaction and reported the suspicious activity. The flight had already left the terminal and had to be called back to the gate and searched. Officials found an unloaded 9mm handgun in the overhead bin. Both men have been arrested.

Even though neither person intended to use the gun while on the flight, it obviously raises concerns of how easily weapons can bypass security.

Source: AP Image: mayorgreg

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Dorothy

Another black mark for TSA, I guess. Very scary for the rest of us frequent flyers, isn’t it?

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