With only 13 days left until 2023, three people have already tried to bring firearms through security at Philadelphia International Airport this year.
The latest incident occurred on Thursday when a man in Annapolis, Maryland, tried to bring a loaded .40-caliber handgun into a checkpoint, the TSA said. The Philadelphia police were called and the man was arrested.
The TSA also said federal financial and civil penalties of up to $15,000 could be imposed following the issue. Local laws and airline rules may further limit how gun owners can travel with firearms.
Firearms are not permitted as carry-on baggage and are not allowed through security checkpoints. Firearms packed in checked baggage Unpacked, hardcased, locked and individually packed from ammunition. The hidden carry permission makes no exceptions to these rules.
Gerardo Spero, TSA’s chief of security for PHL, said, “There are so many guns showing up at security checkpoints already this year that this incident will serve as a reminder to other firearm owners how to properly transport their firearms.” I hope that it will help you to do so.
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