Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: I am a woman who was traveling alone to Dallas. I stayed in a hotel alone. I had my handgun in my purse.

I forgot about it when I went thru security at DFW. I have a handgun carrying license. The state police took all my info, allowed me to return the gun to my car, and I made my flight. What will happen now? TSA is federal, so what do I do?

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Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yep, that happens. Thankfully TSA was cool and let you return it to your car. I doubt anything happens. Consider it a warning. They usually arrest you and you get a criminal charge at the airport.

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