Yup, I read this article on foxnews this morning. That judge is a bonehead. What else was the man supposed to do? Abandon his firearm? The man was traveling, he was delayed beyond his control and forced to take his luggage (firearm included) to a hotel for the night before continuing his travels the next day. It would be exactly the same if he had the gun in the trunk of his car and decided to take it into his room for the night.
Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.