Scotty McCreery Opens Up After Accidentally Bringing Loaded Gun To Airport

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A couple weeks ago, Scotty McCreery walked into the Raleigh-Durham International airport wine a nine mm Smith & Wesson handgun in his bag, along with 63 bullets.

He explained in the statement via People: “I have been a concealed carry permit holder for awhile now after being robbed at gunpoint in 2014, and I take gun safety very seriously. While in-between tour dates last week, I went to go target shooting with a friend a few days before an early flight out of my hometown Raleigh-Durham airport."

“Unfortunately, I did not realize that I left my pistol in my backpack until the TSA found it during the security X-ray screening and rightly confiscated it. I had my concealed carry permit on me so once they had checked everything out, they then released me to catch the next available flight. Great to know our airport security force is on the job. I have learned a lesson that I won’t forget.”

I get that things happen, but my goodness...this seems like a pretty big thing to forget!

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