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TSA: Tokyo-bound passenger with gun undetected in Atlanta

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Absolutely no connection to the TSA agents not getting paid or showing up.

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Who carries guns to another country? What's in the water over there?

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January 12th JT article states "The woman, believed to be in her 30s, told Delta Air Lines crew during the flight that she had mistakenly brought the handgun and ammunition with her onto the plane, despite passing through security inspection at the southern U.S. airport, the sources said. The cabin crew took the handgun from the woman until the plane's arrival on the afternoon of Jan 3, the sources said, adding that she apparently owned it for self-protection." However this article states " The passenger notified Delta Airlines officials after landing at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. " The passenger notified Delta Airlines officials after landing at Tokyo's Narita International Airport." This I'm sure is true but perhaps the article should also mentioned her honesty in notifying cabin crew once she realized her mistake.

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Who carries guns to another country? What's in the water over there?

Nutria. http://images.havahart.com/is/image/woodstream/hh%5Fus%5Fnutria%5Fhugs%5FiStock%5F49276240

Is this the same ATL-to-NRT Airport Gun event from last week or a new event?

If you fly on private planes weekly, you get into a habit of not worrying about airport security and showing up 5 minutes before a flight. Then when you fly commercially, it is very possible you have a small knife or your permitted, daily-carry, firearm with you. I've had the TSA "find" about 20 small pocket knives for that reason. Some people in the USA flight with firearms in their checked luggage to prevent airport workers from opening that luggage. It gets a special seal.

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And here it is for the 2nd time. We already heard this story last week and TSA already said the absence rate this year in the same date was much less than last year.

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expect security at the US to get even more invasive after this. I'm steering clear of that country.

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Is anyone actually surprised about this? With Trump's shutdown in it's fourth week on top of the TSA's failure rate of greater than 70%.

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With all the millions of Americans travelling it isn't so strange that an occasional lapse occurs. What is really the big deal here? What is crazy is that so many people are carrying guns to begin with.

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better start paying the workers before actual terrorists takes notice!

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This I'm sure is true but perhaps the article should also mentioned her honesty in notifying cabin crew once she realized her mistake.

What else was she supposed to do, try to walk into Tokyo with the gun?

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Still boggles my mind that the passenger didn't know the gun was in their bag until AFTER landing in Japan.

Seriously, it is mind-boggling.

-- Didn't know it was in their bag before heading to the airport.

-- Didn't find it in their bag at any point prior to boarding the flight.

-- Didn't find it in their bag at any point during, what, a 14 hour flight.

But, DID find it upon landing.

Say what?!

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This is pure crap from the US media, they fail to mention she got on a plane and actually landed with the gun and bullets!

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I did not read this article seems BORING but if the screener watching the x-ray machine was doing their job the way it was designed to be done this never would or should have happened. She has a Conceal Carry Permit as do I and after carrying a sidearm for a while it just becomes apart of you and you just don't focus on it so much ( you know you have it on your side but it's not the only thing on your mind ). She carries her weapon in her hand bag, has her travel to Japan on her mind yeah I can see how she can forget about her weapon.

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I can see how she can forget about her weapon.

I can see how one could forget about it.

But I don't see forgetfulness as being any kind of defense whatsoever. Guns are not welcome in other countries, and bringing guns into countries where they are not welcome is a very, very serious offense. I understand that Americans often cannot understand this due to a cultural desensitivity to guns, but as gun owners, it's their responsibility to know where they can and cannot bring guns. And it's not like this is one-way - if a Canadian forgets about some cannabis in their bag before traveling to America, the Americans aren't going to say 'oh you forgot? That's ok'.

Always know what is in your bag when crossing international borders. Always. Because you are the one who is going to pay should you forget.

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@zones2surf: read my post above. She informed the cabin crew while in flight.

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No security should mean no flights.

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The TSA workers who missed this gun have been fired according to locate ATL TV news. They also showed the security lines reaching to baggage claim, which is very long for ATL. Pro Tip: Use the international terminal-F to skip those lines. The food is better on F too.

Black ... TSA already said the absence rate this year in the same date was much less than last year.

Actually, the absentee rate last year was 3.1% and this year for the same date has been 7+%.

https://www.apnews.com/a50e00cb683b4b9697c1c957bae39cd2

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-- Didn't know it was in their bag before heading to the airport.

-- Didn't find it in their bag at any point prior to boarding the flight.

These are inexcusable. You know you are going to Japan today, so don't bring your gun. Simple as that.

-- Didn't find it in their bag at any point during, what, a 14 hour flight.

But, DID find it upon landing.

There are a few possible explanations for this:

The bag was stored overhead and not touched during the flight. Maybe a good sleeper that just slept through the whole flight.

She did find it but didn't want to cause a disturbance and have the flight turned around.

She didn't find it - someone else detected it and modified the story so she could "save face".
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