Saturday, April 23, 2022

Virginia man cited for trying to bring loaded .40 caliber gun on to flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Reagan National Airport says they prevented a Stafford, Virginia, man from bringing a loaded handgun onto his flight on Friday.

The .40 caliber gun was loaded with 10 bullets, including one in the chamber. The handgun was detected via the X-ray machine as the man was entering the security checkpoint with his carry-on items. TSA officials notified police, who confiscated the gun and cited the man on a weapons charge.

It was the ninth gun detected by TSA officers at the airport so far this year.

“Everyone who owns a firearm needs to know that they are not permitted to be carried through an airport security checkpoint,” said John Busch, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “It doesn’t matter if you have a concealed carry permit or not. I encourage all gun owners to positively confirm where their firearm actually is as part of preparing for travel. Too often, travelers say they forgot the gun was in their bag with them. Ignorance is no excuse and it will result in a federal financial civil penalty.”


  1. That is total BS...why not allow CC permit holders to carry aboard?

    1. Are you serious? Have you seen the lunatics losing their sht on flights lately just over masks or being drunk and getting stupid over the smallest thing their seat mate does? And you want them to be able to carry guns on board? A CC is nothing if you live in a Red state. Nope. Leave the guns to the guys and gals up front flying the plane (and yes, many do carry).

    2. Totally serious...I suspect we would have seen less "harm" all these years from law abiding citizens than we would have from these same people being charged for having their weapons when they shouldn't. It would also actually de a great deterrent to airport attacks...a real deterrent not like TSA/Homeland Security