Airline Passengers Try To Board Packing Heat

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Wed, July 3 2013 at 2:25 PM, Updated: Wed, July 3 2013 at 2:34 PM

The TSA has reported a 30% increase and a steady rise in the number pf passengers who are caught trying to carry loaded firearms through security. Rogue Valley airport officials say while a rare occurrence, it does happen here. There are legal means of traveling with your firearm and it usually takes registering them in a locked cased and stored with the cargo. Airport officials say anyone caught trying to board a flight with a weapon will be prosecuted. Medford Police say the charge begins with unlawful possession of a firearm and can extend further.

 

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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