TSA at Eastern Iowa Airport Find Gun

in Carry-On Bag

Originally printed at http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/TSA-Detects-Firearm-in-Carry-On-Bag-199953661.html

By Kayleigh Milas
March 25, 2013

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Transportation Security Agents at the Eastern Iowa Airport found a gun in a carry-on bag Saturday night.
The .380-caliber Taurus was loaded with seven rounds and had five rounds in a magazine. This was the first firearm officers have found during screening at the Eastern Iowa Airport since 2010.
Nationwide, TSA officers found about 1,500 guns in passengers’ carry-on bags in 2012. Airlines are required to know if someone plans to travel with a gun. Guns are only allowed in checked bags and must be unloaded and stored in a locked container.

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