Forgetting a Gun In Your Carry On Will Now Cost You $100K

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Perhaps the TSA is looking for new funding sources? Starting June 1, even passengers with carry permits will face charges up to $100,000 and a year in prison or more if they forget they have a gun when going through TSA security.

Via 11 Alive in Atlanta:

Up until now, the interpretation of that law has been that it’s not a crime to accidentally bring a gun to the TSA checkpoints. The agents could turn a gun-toting person away and tell the person to secure the gun in a car or in luggage.

More than 2,600 people were caught with guns in their carry ons last year. Passengers in Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, and Phoenix should take special note, as those airports had the most gun “discoveries” last year.

If you want to travel with your firearm, it must be in your checked luggage and follow the TSA’s guidelines.

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