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.

Comments (6)
  1. Ken says:

    Only white folks and rappers will be bothered by this. Their the only ones that think they are ATL (Above The Law). The rest of us lawabiding travelers don’t pack a gat when doing the plane thing. Traveling by car is a different story…………a whole whole different story

  2. dhall says:

    only white folk and rappers? LOL. nice ken, and the gansta’ slang is a great touch.

  3. Chas says:

    A weapon in checked-in baggage or in weapons container should be allowed.

    1. XD-GEM says:

      It is. Check with the individual airline and TSA for proper packing instructions.

  4. Ted says:

    Last time I checked the state has the burden of proof to show that a law was violated. Where does the TSA get off destroying private property that isn’t allowed through a checkpoint? As the queen said in Alice in wonderland–“No, no. Sentence first. Verdict afterwards.”

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