Loaded Gun Falls Out of Bag at LAX

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  1. rwoman
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    Excuse me, um, you dropped your gun...oh my...

    Passenger was flying on AS from LAX to PDX and the .38 caliber gun fell out of a duffel bag as it was loaded on to a plane. After questioning, the passenger was allowed to fly on a later flight.

    Loaded Gun Falls Out of Bag at LAX
     
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    :eek:
     
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  3. goalie
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    The fault is on the pax for this one as not only is the weapon supposed to be un-loaded but it's also supposed to be in a locked case and declared to the airline at check-in (and "something" tells me the pax did none of the above)
     
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    Interesting article, the pax could fly later on after questioning! Remember, there are airlines out there who let people stranded for their clothing, behavior and in some instances water bottles. But a gun?:eek:
     
  5. Captain Oveur
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    Guns are legal in checked bags.

    But I thought a cop or someone from the TSA has to come out at the time of check-in to check and make sure the gun is in an approved case and unloaded.
     
  6. paladin87
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    They rarely actually do that. You just have to declare it and have it in a locked case. Maybe the person who had it with them is a federal agent or something? Someone who has permission to carry it on a plane.
     

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