Flying for Thanksgiving? You won’t like what could happen if you bring a gun through security at LVIA

Flying for Thanksgiving? You won’t like what could happen if you bring a gun through security at LVIA

Another knucklehead got busted last week for trying to board a plane at Lehigh Valley International Airport with a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage. Passengers at LVIA and other Pennsylvania airports caught with a gun now face losing a prized privilege of Second Amendment worshippers. Federal authorities announced Monday they are expanding a program to seek revocation of permits of those stopped with a firearm at airport security, due to their negligence. That potential penalty now applies everywhere in Pennsylvania, under an agreement between the three U.S. attorney’s offices and all 67 county sheriffs. I wrote about this plan when it started as a trial in Pittsburgh last month. I urged authorities to broaden it to cover the entire state . I’m glad they did. The traveling public should be glad, too. When someone is caught with a gun at airport security, the line stops. That delays everyone. It could result in bystanders missing their flights, especially during heavy travel times such as Thanksgiving and Christmas . All sheriffs have agreed to review referrals from federal authorities for possible revocation of permits, the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association and U.S. attorneys in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh said Monday. That means packing it unloaded, in a hard-sided and locked case, in a checked bag and declaring it at the airline ticket counter. A passenger was stopped while trying to board a plane with this loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Nov 17, 2021. “We encourage […]

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