Authorities say security officers found a loaded handgun in a flight attendant’s carry-on bag at a Florida airport.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 28-year-old Joseph Brozyna was arrested Thursday and charged with carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a firearm in a prohibited place.

Police say the Frontier Airlines flight attendant was passing through security at Orlando International Airport when Transportation Security Administration agents found the .40 caliber pistol. An arrested report says Brozyna acknowledged that the gun was his. He told police he recently went on a road trip with his gun in the bag and forgot to remove it.

Officials say Brozyna’s concealed carry permit had been suspended.

Frontier Airlines says Brozyna has been suspended.

Brozyna is free on $2,750 bail. Jail records don’t list an attorney.

Flight Attendant Had Gun in Carry-On Bag at Florida Airport: Police

Let’s go over the key sentence once more:

He told police he recently went on a road trip with his gun in the bag and forgot to remove it.

Now, I am not gonna harp on having a senior moment and forgetting to check a bag for something or another. It has happened to all and those of you saying “Me? Never!” Karma is waiting around the corner.

What I like to offer for those who travel a lot is the idea of segregated Carry On bag for Air Travel that you will make sure never come close to anything firearms. You have your other bag that use for road rips or even a trip to the range (not a good idea anyway),  but this one will never come close to a gun or a box of ammunition ever.  I would even go as far as slapping a Gun Free Zone sticker somewhere inside it as reminder that no guns are allowed in this bag. See? Finally a use for those stupid signs.

You will check it anyway before a trip, but the chances of you overlooking something and coming to meet TSA with something felonious will drop dramatically.

Anyway, that is just an idea.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. I do this now, actually. It works quite well … and as my travel bag never goes to the range there’s a smaller chance that a shell casing will land in there and get me in trouble in D.C., let alone a forgotten gun.

    Having a smaller range bag for road trips, if needed, is also useful for “separation of function.”

  2. Not about bags, but close…
    I had a surreal moment recently. Got pulled aside during airport transfer after one of those sniffer booths. The searcher kept patting empty thigh pockets of my cargo pants and around my neck. I happened to notice the screen and saw big red ovals around these areas. Realizing what was going on, I volunteered to open collar and pockets. The searcher refused, but eventually let me go.
    The explanation: my most comfortable but decent clothes, which I go to the range in and travel in. Funny thing, I throw them into mini wash after the range, and then add to normal wash. They were 3 or 4 washes away from the range. Still got noticed O_O.

  3. I came within minutes of leaving for the airport on a Saturday business trip with a spare magazine (loaded) in my cargo pants pocket. I don’t know what made me pat myself down for the third time, but I finally felt that magazine in my left lower pocket.

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