Two guns found at Charlotte's airport in less than a week - | WBTV Charlotte

Two guns found at Charlotte's airport in less than a week


TSA agents found a loaded .32 pistol in a passenger's carry on at Charlotte Douglas International, the second weapon this week, according to the Transportation Security Administration.  

Agents found the latest gun, Wednesday afternoon and tweeted out a picture of it Friday.

That's the last thing Charlottean Charlene Scott wanted to hear before boarding a plane to Atlanta.

"I don't know what people are thinking," she said. "That's really dangerous. It scares me. It scares me a lot."

But she pointed out she'd rather TSA agents found the gun, than to consider the alternative.

"I'm glad they're there," he said. "I'm glad they found it."

While having an unloaded gun in your checked bag is permitted, you can never have a loaded gun in either your carry on or checked luggage. TSA mandates the bullets and gun be packed separately.

Nathan Cox, flying into New York Friday evening pointed out recent events have people on edge.

"Anytime something like comes about especially with all the events that have taken place it causes concern and worry," she said.

Events like the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

It's also why Scott made sure she arrived early, unsure if security would be tight.

"I thought I would get here early and get through the lines and plan for that -- that would be the smart thing to do," she said. 

While Scott questions why anyone would even have a loaded gun in their carry on, she's glad TSA is there and doesn't mind the headache airport security can sometimes be.

"I've never had a problem with them checking us down," she said. "I've always thought it was for our safety so I really appreciate them for everything they do."

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly