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.
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.