MILWAUKEE — A woman tried to bring a loaded .38 handgun onto a plane at General Mitchell International Airport before TSA officers stopped her in her tracks.
Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, a TSA officer noticed that the handgun was in the woman's handbag. The officials alerted the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, and a deputy soon arrived and confiscated the weapon.
According to the TSA, passengers are allowed to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packed in a hardback case, unloaded and declared at the airline check-in counter.
A typical first offense for carrying a loaded handgun into a TSA checkpoint is $4,100, and can go as high as $13,669.