TSA employee discharges gun into wall

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    A Republic Airlines flight attendant was detained and then charged with disorderly conduct after she attempted to pass through security at the Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded .38 revolver in her purse, triggering an incident in which police accidentally discharged the weapon while securing it, authorities said.

    According to officials, at 6:33 a.m. today, the flight attendant entered a Terminal C security checkpoint lane with a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver in her purse.

    A Transportation Security Administration employee discovered the gun on the x-ray machine and notified police.

    The flight attendant was taken to secondary screening room, where an airport police officer attempted to unload the gun, and it discharged into a wall.

    There were no injuries to passengers, employees or police, officials said.
    The flight attendant, who police said had a valid Chester County permit to carry a concealed weapon, was charged with disorderly conduct, as per Airport Unit policy.

    Flight Attendant Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Through Airport Security - ABC News

    so she was legally carrying a gun, an idiot government troll is the one who discharged the gun

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    No, she wasn't legally carrying it.
     
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    Unless she is a peace officer or has a permit to carry a concealed firearm people cannot carry a loaded firearm. However it depends on the state
     
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    come again....

    The flight attendant, identified by ABC station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia as Jaclyn Luby, of West Chester, Pa., had a valid Chester County permit to carry a concealed weapon, police said.
     
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    The moment she tried to pass through airport security, she was no longer "legally" carrying it.
     
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    cite
     
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    49 USC ยง 46303 - Carrying a weapon | LII / Legal Information Institute
     
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    um... it was a policeman who had the gun... not TSA. didn't you read your own link, honey?

    see the part in bold?

    an screw her for trying to get on the plane with a gun. i hope she goes to jail

    it's interesting watching certain types of loons try to create incidents just so they get written about. hers should buy her time in a federal penitentiary if all goes well.
     
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    If the person is a peace officer then they are allowed to carry a concealed firearm.
     
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    TSO's aren't peace officers. And, as is clear in the article, they call police in the event of an incident. I don't know which police cover the airport in Philly...but in NY/NJ it's Port Authority Police.

    I'd suggest you do your homework in this regard.
     

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