LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man was caught with a loaded handgun at the Lynchburg Regional Airport on Monday.
A Transportation Security Administration officer spotted a .40-caliber gun in a traveler's carry-on bag while monitoring the X-ray checkpoint. It was loaded with seven bullets.
It's the second gun that TSA officers at Lynchburg Regional Airport have found so far this year.
Anyone who brings a weapon to the checkpoint could face fines of up to $13,000. A typical first offense gets a $3,900 fine. This applies to travelers with or without concealed carry permits.
Guns that are properly packaged and declared are OK to have in your checked baggage.