The Washington Times reports that airport screeners still find an average of two guns per day as they check people with tickets to board planes. Among them was this disturbing case:
A 79-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida after a single-shot Colt Derringer and seven bullets were found in her tote bag.
The woman said she had placed the gun in a hollowed-out book in the bag months ago and had forgotten about it. She faces a penalty of up to five years in prison.