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    A man alerted Transportation Security Administration officials early Sunday morning that he had gotten through the main security checkpoint with a handgun, Fox 5 has exclusively learned.
    Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police were called to the checkpoint where the man, identified as Gregory Hinkle, turned over his firearm and was given a summons for a misdemeanor for violating Virigina Code 18.2-287.01 which prohibits firearms in an airport terminal with exceptions for law enforcement and checked luggage.
    This latest breach at Reagan National has air travelers disappointed but not discouraged. Passenger Rob Padgett said, “Their security is tight, it's tighter than it's ever been, so whatever the number of incidents is, it's not many, so, I trust it and I feel safe.”
    The TSA released a statement to Fox 5 Tuesday afternoon which read in part, "TSA is aware of the security incident which occurred over the weekend. At this time the security officer who failed to identify the firearm is on administrative leave and a full investigation is underway. Appropriate actions will be taken once the investigation is complete."



    Poor Gregory. On a side note, feel safe much?

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    Hell hath no fury like a dumb bureaucrat embarrassed. This guy's in for it.



    Thanks to Bush for hiring an extra 40,000 GOVERNMENT TSA workers on my dime. It's doing so much good.

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    My friend told me about this... had it been me, I would have hauled ASS out to my car, locked and secured, to come back in and check it properly. The road to hell is paved with good intentions...

    More on the CNN article:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/01/23/airport.gun/
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    I wonder what would have happen if he said "Oh well, what's done is done" and continued on his way.

    Would he be charged with a more serious crime?

    We see what happens when you try to be honest.
    There was clearly no intent.
    I wouldn't have told on myself
    Possibly exit the security area and do it the correct way if possible.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


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    And to think I was concerned back in September when I went through Security once at Reagan and again at Denver with a .380 round in my purse.

    Maybe I needn't have discarded it.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    So he advised the security people he had a gun??

    I guess he was too late to go the checked baggage route. Unless he had a car in the lot... he was stuck!!

    So I am guessing he was looking for a way to get his gun properly delivered to the destination without taking it on the aircraft.

    I feel bad for him..... but if your going to fly with a firearm you have to know how to transport it before you get there.

    Once again.... honest mistake and telling on yourself is not always a good thing to do.

    I would have listened to his reason and probably not charged him. Just like the guy with the magazine and ammo BEFORE the metal detectors. People make mistakes and I understand that. No criminal intent.

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    Let's see: miss a plane and walk out...cost is a taxi ride home...or...

    ...misdemeanor, possible fines and jail time, public arrest, confiscation of the gun and accessories, and time lost to court.

    Yeah, telling on yourself is a great thing to do!

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    Agent19 wrote:
    I wonder what would have happen if he said "Oh well, what's done is done" and continued on his way.

    Would he be charged with a more serious crime?

    We see what happens when you try to be honest.
    There was clearly no intent.
    I wouldn't have told on myself
    Possibly exit the security area and do it the correct way if possible.
    How would they have known to charge him with anything if he had just continued on his way?
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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    , never tell on yourself.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


    ~Alan Korwin

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