Loaded Gun Found in Carry-on at Santa Barbara Airport
By edhat staff
A loaded gun was found in the carry-on luggage of a traveler at Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday evening, reports KEYT News.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) stated at around 4:20 a.m., the 9 mm Glock handgun was discovered during an X-ray screening. It was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition in the carry-on bag of a person traveling to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
TSA reported it to the Santa Barbara Police Department who contacted and interviewed the unnamed traveler, who is expected to face state charges for carrying a concealed weapon, according to KEYT.
TSA rules state travelers are allowed to travel with firearms that are unloaded and safely packed in checked luggage. The firearm and/or ammunition must be declared to the airline when checking the bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted.
Additionally, travelers must comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international governments. Full details from the TSA concerning traveling with a firearm can be found here.