SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Authorities have found the tenth gun of the year in carry-on luggage at Salt Lake City International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration found the gun Wednesday night.
The passenger, Fred Black, was ticketed for travel from Salt Lake City to Ontario, California.
The TSA found a loaded 22 Magnum Mini in his carry-on bag.
Black has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
In all of 2012, the TSA discovered 20 firearms at the security checkpoint.
TSA CLARIFIES GUN LAWS IN AIRPORTS:
Firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas of firearms are always prohibited in carry-on baggage. However, these items can be transported in checked baggage provided the traveler declares them to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process, a TSA statement reads.
It continues, Firearms in checked baggage must be unloaded, stored in a locked, hard-sided container. TSA urges passengers to contact their airline for specific firearm and ammunition policies and to check local laws related to the carrying and transportation of firearms.