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"She said she forgot it in her bag:" Loaded guns seized at Mitchell International Airport

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Loaded guns were seized at Mitchell International Airport security checkpoints on Tuesday and Sunday.

X-ray screening caught the weapons.

"[On Tuesday] she said she forgot it in her bag, that she didn't know it was in her bag," said Frank Pipia, a manager with TSA.

Pipia says many of the people caught with guns wrongly believe their concealed carry permit gives them a pass.

"It's a little nerve-wracking knowing someone is trying to get through onto planes [with guns], especially multiple times," said Mitch Price of New Berlin.

Ten guns have been found at MKE already this year, after there were 11 all of 2018.

Nationwide, 4,239 firearms were recovered last year. That's more than 11 per day.

"Mitchell is actually one of the lowest, however one gun is too much," Pipia said.

Both passengers with guns this week were cited by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

"I do think it's absolutely crazy but it's really nice seeing our security system is working," Price said.

To travel with a gun, it has to go in checked baggage and there's paperwork to fill out with the airline to declare it.

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