9mm Glock

The traveler carrying a loaded 9mm Glock through airport security will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found a loaded 9mm Glock in a traveler’s carry-on luggage on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). 

According to Lorie Dankers, from TSA public affairs, the pistol was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition and was discovered around 4:20 a.m. during an x-ray screening of carry-on luggage. 

The traveler, who was scheduled to go to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

TSA officers at SBA discovered one firearm in 2021. The Jan. 9 incident was the first firearm discovered by TSA at SBA in 2022. 

“For the safety of TSA employees, the airport community and other passengers, no traveler should ever bring a firearm in their carry-on luggage to the security checkpoint,” said TSA Federal Security Director for SBA Anita Minaei. “If you are planning to travel with a firearm, please take a few minutes to properly pack and secure it for transit in checked baggage on a commercial aircraft. This will save you time and money.” 

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