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Plane Left Gate With Gun on Board, DFW Airport Says

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Airport spokesman David Magana said a 65-year-old woman from Little Elm, Texas had a gun in her carry-on bag that got through the security checkpoint . By the time the woman took her bag and walked away, a TSA agent scanning the D-30 checkpoint noticed the .38-caliber handgun. Magana said the TSA shut down only the security checkpoint, not the entire terminal, and began searching the D concourse and other terminals for the woman. At least ninety minutes elapsed before the woman was in… (www.myfoxdfw.com) Más...

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aerophoto
William Gilson 0
Bet the took away her bottle of water though
Falconus
Falconus 0
Honesty, if I ever were to choose to carry a weapon, I can't imagine forgetting about it. Obviously someone is not qualified to carry that weapon (and I don't care how many papers she has that say otherwise).
Pilotkitten
Pilotkitten 0
You mean papers like the Constitution of the United States? Oh yeah... let's not care about that.

Dangerous slope you tread, friend. I'd stay away from the edge if I were you.
JD345
JD345 0
The problem is, it's dumb twits like this who ruin it for the rest of us... I'm all for carrying but it's not something to be done trivially.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
The TSA screwed up, but that woman should have her permit revoked. You don't forget something like that!!!
rich91780
Richard Morgan 0
Do You Belong to the PPA (Pilots Protective Agency). Why should the local pilots be carring guns in there aircraft (Are they SPECIAL)
If she had a CCW you knew more about the Gun she was Carring then YOU WILL EVER
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
If you're directing this at me, I can't figure out what you're saying!!!
rick737
richard weiss 0
Anti 2nd amdt types tend to become incoherent. Just let it go
xmacfly
ALLEN McLEAN 0
Must have been quite a distraction around the screen or just a Superbowl conversation. Makes me feel safer.
Pilotkitten
Pilotkitten 0
You mean papers other than the Constitution of the United States? Oh yeah... let's not care about that.
tbpera
Tom Pera 0
constitution says we have the right to arm and defend ourselves...... not everyone is qualified to have a CCW
preacher1
preacher1 0
I got to agree here. I'm a 2nd amendment guy myself but CCW is a little different. Love it or hate it, there are restrictions everywhere, and one of the qualifications is to be cognizant of where that weapon is at all times or something to that effect. Then there are places, such as in an airport or on a plane if you get that far, that they are prohibited period. Those things are already the law, just as is the constitution. They have been accepted and agreed to by those involved.As one of the comments above said, what if one of her children or grandchildren found that gun that she forgot was there. She has the permit for CCW but they are totallly prohibited around an Airport unless you are an officer of the law.
JD345
JD345 0
I'm about as fanatical of a gun nut as they come but carrying a gun is NOT a game.... it's people like the individual in the article that lets gun opponents legitimately say, "See what happens when we let people carry guns?"
BoeingFan59
Troy Raiteri 0
Boy they really protected us this time! LOL!
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
So the TSA can stop cupcakes from going on an airplane but not a gun?
chiphermes
Chip Hermes 0
Hey now, they can stop almost half of guns. Their record is only marginally worse than pre-TSA security days.
JD345
JD345 0
The TSA has prevented every toothpaste bomb from getting on the airplane, though.
rich91780
Richard Morgan 0
if you only knew how many guns are in Private aircraft your teeth will fall out.
have some people that nerver board there plan with out being armed.
but these are not large planes (less then 12 people)
did she have a CCW permit?
well it wasn't Cup Cakes
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
Don't tell us, I don't want my teeth to fall out...
hdominguez
Hugo Dominguez 0
I would laugh if this were not a truly serious incident. TSA needs to autoreview itself urgently.
dmanuel
dmanuel 0
Obviously, this was accidental. They did not stop any plot to perform any nefarious act, in spite of the hoopla spouted by the implied rhetoric of their PR department. What would they have done if she had realized her mistake and hidden the weapon in the terminal, to avoid prosecution, so the rescreen would not have located the weapon?
preacher1
preacher1 0
To quote the Article"By the time the woman took her bag and walked away, a TSA agent scanning the D-30 checkpoint noticed the .38-caliber handgun". How was she able to pick up her bag and go in the first place? If he saw the gun when the bag was scanned, why did he not do something right then? Mistake my A#$. Just freakin' lazy. He was probably about ready for break and looking for a cupcake snack, and when he came upon the real thing he didn't recognize it.
jwm707
jwm707 0
Too busy looking for plastic "replicas" to notice the real thing!
reddog20
Ted Ulrich 0
The TSA agents screwed up in a major way on this one, and that will undoubtedly be everyone's focus. However, it's also the responsibility of anyone legally carrying a concealed weapon to be 100% conscious of it at all times and know and follow all laws for the area they're in. This is a prime example of unacceptable complacency on both sides of the checkpoint. That spokesperson's response is terrible as well, showing that no one at TSA is accepting any kind of responsibility for a lapse that would severely upset the very same general public that the agency was created to protect.
preacher1
preacher1 0
You are correct on personal responsibility. It wasn't in the article but I heard on the news that the woman had a "CONCEALED CARRY" permit, had been somewhere the night before and just left it in her purse and forgot it was there. That being said, a permit holder should be cognizant of a weapon at all times, BUT, besides terrorists, that is something all them $ are spent for on the TSA, to head off stuff like this. There was no good reason that woman should have gotten by the checkpoint, let alone boarded and away from the gate.
tbpera
Tom Pera 0
bored TSA agent missed a gun..... stupid women forgot she was carrying? both of them blew it!
jrsx
John Shanahan 0
Amazing.....way to go TSA
jetlagged
Martin Weaver 0
Folks, TSA is the illusion of security. There really isn't any security, but wouldn't it be nice if we just got half of what we are paying for?
reddog20
Ted Ulrich 0
That philosophy stands for pretty much all of the Federal government. ;)
JReinertsen
Tsa cues amy for a defense response in 5,4,3,2.....
BoeingFan59
Troy Raiteri 0
I'm surprised Amy isn't on here supporting the TSA as usual.
jrsx
John Shanahan 0
TSA spokesperson quote.....

"No review of procedures are necessary....."

"Standard operating procedures were followed".......

"We has a sucessful outcome"......

"No harm came to anybody".........

the Arrogance is astounding
Wingscrubber
Wingscrubber 0
Wow, what a close call. That little old lady could have been a highjacker!
Falconus
Falconus 0
Doubtful. With the bulletproof cockpit doors, she may have been able to wreak havoc in the back, until the passengers caught up with her, but hijacking was probably not a risk even if she wanted to.
rick737
richard weiss 0
How many incidents of this nature will be required to wake up the voters of this country. Let's all attend town hall meetings held by our congressmen. Stand up and ask the question of what will they do to correct the monumental errors made by the past and present administrations. Ask for their opinion on whether we are getting the best bang for the buck with the TSA. State that you feel it necessary to either disband this agency, modify the system to make it relevent. Nothing will happen until WE stand up and make it happen.
tbpera
Tom Pera 0
attend your congressman's meetings.. yes, yes... but, if you want change, stay within your party and vote against your incumbent in your primary...

also - concealed carry is serious business.. you MUST be aware of your firearm at all times! What if her child or grandchild found a gun that she forgot she was carrying? They should revoke her CCW permit - Oh, by the way, the TSA is guilty...
timewright
timewright 0
Lets just hire Israel to implement a security system here, complete with effective barriers between the pilot and the passengers, to really give us a return on our investment.
Falconus
Falconus 0
We already have effective barriers between the pilots and the passengers - bulletproof doors.
timewright
timewright 0
Bullet-proof doors have only been partially deployed. There are not enough to give the public confidence in their ability to detract would-be hijackers.
gerryntexas
Gerry Brite 0
tsa= too stupid for arbies. Another fine example of our tax dollars wasted
rick737
richard weiss 0
No cup cakes or pies were harmed during this incident

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