Calls for More Warning Signs Regarding Guns at Airports

Another arrest has put Orlando International in the lead for…

Another arrest has put Orlando International in the lead for the number of guns seized at Florida airports, perhaps boosting police hopes for signs warning OIA travelers against bringing loaded weapons into the terminal.

A loaded pistol confiscated Thursday from a Texan broke Orlando’s tie with Tampa International Airport for statewide bragging, or blushing, rights, for a total of 29 handguns so far this year.

The latest arrest involved a rarity: an out-of-state gun owner.

More than 90 percent of those arrested this year were Floridians, and at least 70 percent of them hold state concealed-weapon permits, according to police and federal Transportation Security Administration records.

In recent years, the arrests included local doctors, business owners, a Playboy playmate and others without criminal records.

The violations continue to occur — and pose a safety threat — despite more than a decade of post-9-11 security warnings.


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