Woman with Gun Arrested at California Airport

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A woman was arrested Tuesday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, for trying to pass through security with a loaded gun, reports the Burbank Leader.

The unidentified woman, said to be in her 40s, was going through airport security on her way to a Southwest Airlines flight. The gun was spotted in her bag by the TSA agent manning the X-ray machine.

(For those who are wondering, airline passengers are allowed to fly with firearms, provided they are unloaded, checked and in a hard-sided case.)

Upon further inspection of the bag, officers found a .357 Magnum containing five rounds. The woman was arrested for possession of a concealed weapon.

Just the day before a United Airlines employee was accidentally shot in the leg while trying to check a passenger's rifle.

The TSA says it confiscates an average of two guns daily at airport checkpoints.

Seventeen guns were found by TSA agents for the week beginning July 18, according to the Leader.

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