A concealed, loaded handgun was found at Albany International Airport -- in a person's bag. The Bozeman, Montana woman, Loretta Quayle,  traveled half way across the country carrying the loaded .38-caliber semi-automatic handgun in her purse.  Evidently, there's a glitch some where in the country because the gun was not discovered until she went to fly home.

TSA screeners here in Albany spotted the weapon as she went through the security checkpoint.  The 54-year old was charged with one count of weapons possession.  According to acting Albany County Sheriff, Craig Apple, Quayle forgot she had the gun packed and claimed she would never have traveled with it on the airplane.

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It is a little disturbing that this can still happen.  I guess I could understand a smaller item skating through security because it was hard to see or detect, but a loaded handgun is a pretty good size item.  Plus, I believe guns are very easy to make out on the picture of a person's belongings.  Cut and dry if you ask me.  Not that I want someone to ever get in trouble, but a TSA worker in Montana or where ever this woman originally boarded a plane messed up and will have to get either a serious talking to about paying attention or will get the pink slip.

What do you think?  Does this make you feel uneasy about airport security as much as it might be a hassle?