ATLANTA (AP) – Clayton County plans to crack down on passengers at Atlanta’s airport who brings guns to the security checkpoints.
Clayton Solicitor General Tasha Mosley says that anyone caught with a firearm in airport security checks can forget about ever getting the gun back. She said confiscated weapons will be destroyed under a new policy.
Authorities say 62 travelers arrested so far this year have been charged with bringing guns through security. Offenders have included business executives, students and a former assistant district attorney.
Passengers are booked into the Clayton County Jail for at least an overnight stay if a weapon is confiscated.
Many passengers have said they didn’t intend to break any laws, and forgot that a gun was in a bag or a briefcase.