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TX: TSA misses handgun, owner turns self in

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Post by ELB » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:51 pm

https://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/new ... -584990249

At Austin Bergstrom LTC holder went through checkpoint with Ruger LCP in his carry-on, then discovered it when he went looking for his headphones. He notified an airline agent, who notified the Austin police. APD ran a background check and searched his bag, let him go. TSA says the Screener who missed the gun is no longer employed by TSA.


Things worked out differently for this other guy:

https://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/new ... /449725345
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Post by aero10 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:13 pm

Well, you're looking at a case of someone with a LTC vs someone without possessing a loaded handing in a bag. Glad to see the LTCer didn't get in trouble for an honest mistake and then doing the right thing; granted, TSA should have caught it and him be able to handle it at the security checkpoint.


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Post by philip964 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:25 pm

Wow. Let him go.

Austin is close to losing its reputation.

And then arrested a person of color for the same thing.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to come down and give them some liberal lessons.

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Post by C-dub » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:34 pm

six .22-caliber rounds of ammo inside the chamber.
That’s not how that works.
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Post by SigM4 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm

C-dub wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:34 pm
six .22-caliber rounds of ammo inside the chamber.
That’s not how that works.
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
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Post by n5wmk » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm

SigM4 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
Also impressed that the journalist didn't call it a fully-automatic revolver. :rolll
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Post by Mel » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 pm

n5wmk wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm
SigM4 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
Also impressed that the journalist didn't call it a fully-automatic revolver. :rolll
Maybe it was a semi-fully-automatic revolver.
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Post by LimaCharlie3 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:22 pm

Sadly, this happens more often than any one person knows. I spent many years at the airport observing security checkpoints. Pre-TSA was a joke I frequently passed with prohibited items undetected (as a test!). TSA brought the technology and it could be 100% effective if it weren't for the human factor. People make mistakes, get distracted, hungover, sleepy, whatever. The TSA's "layered approach" to security is actually a good thing, The checks and balances of supervisory and management catches most potential human error, but it's still humans watching humans. The new texas law allowing an officer to not charge an LTC after accidentally carrying a handgun in a checkpoint is probably one of the most sensible laws lately. After verifying the facts of an honest mistake, you get to go on your way. Its still a violation of federal law tho and this Austin guy could very likely be mailed a notice of fine and those are expensive. Still better than going to jail.

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Post by C-dub » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Mel wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 pm
n5wmk wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm
SigM4 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
Also impressed that the journalist didn't call it a fully-automatic revolver. :rolll
Maybe it was a semi-fully-automatic revolver.
With 6 rounds in the chamber that would all come out at once when fired. :evil2:
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Re: TX: TSA misses handgun, owner turns self in

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:54 am

C-dub wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Mel wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 pm
n5wmk wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm
SigM4 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
Also impressed that the journalist didn't call it a fully-automatic revolver. :rolll
Maybe it was a semi-fully-automatic revolver.
With 6 rounds in the chamber that would all come out at once when fired. :evil2:
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Re: TX: TSA misses handgun, owner turns self in

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Post by SQLGeek » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:11 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:54 am
C-dub wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Mel wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 pm
n5wmk wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm
SigM4 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:58 pm
While it should read “chambers” that makes for an awkward sentence. I’m just impressed that the journalist didn’t note that the revolvers clip was fully loaded. :lol:
Also impressed that the journalist didn't call it a fully-automatic revolver. :rolll
Maybe it was a semi-fully-automatic revolver.
With 6 rounds in the chamber that would all come out at once when fired. :evil2:
Image

I know, I know. They don’t all come out at once, but I thought it was funny anyway. :mrgreen:
Hey they would if you get a good chain fire going. Well not all at once but close enough. :lol:

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