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Don't Take Your Guns to Dallas: Man Tries to Board Plane to Texas With Loaded Gun
Not too long ago, we questioned the logic of trying to take a loaded gun onto an airplane when former Clippers star Darius Miles allegedly tried to do just that. But now, it looks like Miles wasn't alone in his unique way of thinking. After TSA officials reportedly found a .38-caliber Walther pistol in his carry-on luggage, Joshua Banks, 25, was taken into custody this morning at LAX, reports L.A. Now. Banks was headed to Dallas. Surprisingly, this kind of thing isn't as uncommon as you might thing:
TSA officials say the agency discovers about two firearms a day in the luggage of travelers at airports across the nation.