More loaded guns were found passing through the TSA checkpoint at the Boise Airport. Two firearms with bullets in them were discovered in carry-ons at the airport this week. Guns in carry-ons has proven to be a recurring problem at the facility.
One .45 caliber pistol and another handgun, a Glock, were noticed by TSA security screeners as they scanned carry-on bags in an X-ray machine.
According to the Idaho Press Tribune, the firearm found Monday had 13 rounds of ammunition in it. On Thursday, when the second gun passed through the X-ray machine, it was found to contain seven rounds. The Monday firearm was being carried by a man bound for Seattle while the gun found yesterday belonged to a woman off to Denver. In both cases, police officers stationed at the airport were summoned to the security checkpoint.
In all of 2016, the TSA found 18 firearms in carry-on bags at the Boise Airport. In the nine months of this year, 22 guns have been found so far.
When someone takes a firearm through security at the airport, they can be fined up to $7,500 by the TSA. Guns are allowed to be taken on a flight as long as they are declared to authorities, unloaded and locked in a hard case in a checked bag.
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