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Two guns in two days found at Boise Airport security checkpoint

The Transportation Security Administration says an officer found the first gun, a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver loaded with six rounds of ammunition, at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The passenger set to fly to Las Vegas. (TSA Photos)

Two guns in two days have been found at the Boise Airport security checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration says an officer found the first gun, a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver loaded with six rounds of ammunition, at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The passenger set to fly to Las Vegas.

A second gun, a 9 mm Smith & Wesson M&P firearm, loaded with seven rounds of ammo, was found Monday morning at about 8:20 a.m.

TSA officers contacted Boise Police in both instances after officers found the guns through x-ray screening.

Although passengers may forget the guns are in their bags or have concealed carry permits, the TSA says passengers still need to remember the rules to fly.

"Rules regarding the transportation of firearms are not new and there is no excuse for bringing a firearm to the security checkpoint in carry-on luggage," said Andy Coose, TSA federal security director in Idaho.

In addition to local or state charges, TSA has the right to issue civil penalties up to $9,800.


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