Unloaded gun magazine in carry-on luggage

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  1. fastpants

    fastpants New Member

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    I was recently stopped at TSA screening because I had three unloaded pistol magazines in my carry-on luggage. It was totally my mistake but it happened none the less. TSA took all the expected information and after calling a couple of supervisors and the airport police they eventually let me check the bag after escorting me outside security.

    My question is, will this be an automatic revocation of my Global Entry status?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    You got me curious, so I looked for an answer on the CBP.gov website. No mention of revocation but (and others will have to help here!) if you don't fall into any of the displayed categories, you may have nothing to worry about. GE screening is a rigorous process, but as long as you don't officially violate any terms after acceptance.....
    http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/about/eligibility
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    http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/faqs
     
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    Captain Oveur Gold Member

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    Given the circumstances, and how they let you off, I doubt it will be a problem.
     
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  4. fastpants

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    Thanks. That is a good reference. The TSA manager did say that they had to "forward" the report up the chain so I guess the outcome will be influenced by how the report is handled. If I am considered to be the subject "of an ongoing investigation by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency" then CBP might take some action with reference to Global Entry otherwise I'm probably OK.
     
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    I do think there's a chance you could lose the TSA Pre-Check privilege, to be honest. That makes more sense than losing Global Entry. But common sense is not found very much in DHS.
     

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