TSA prevent Florida man from boarding plan with loaded gun at Raleigh County Memorial Airport

Beckley, WV (WOAY) – A Florida man has been cited after TSA officers at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport discovered a loaded gun in his possession.  

Officers noticed the .380 caliber handgun containing six bullets in the checkpoint x-ray machine and alerted a Raleigh County sheriff’s deputy.  

The deputy allowed the man to return the gun to his vehicle.  

However, the passenger now faces a federal financial penalty for bringing the weapon to the airport.  

TSA reserves the right to issue a civil penalty to travelers with guns and gun parts at checkpoints.  

Civil penalties for bringing a handgun into a checkpoint can stretch into thousands of dollars, depending on mitigating circumstances.  

TSA has details on properly traveling with a firearm posted on its website at tsa.gov.

Additionally, travelers should contact their airline as they may have additional requirements for traveling with guns and ammunition. 





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