So who’s been busted for trying to carry a gun onto a plane recently? In June, it was Zonnique Pullins, rapper T.I.’s stepdaughter and member of the girl group O.M.G. You could say she missed her flight, since she was arrested in the morning of a Thursday and got her release the next morning.
Other celebrities caught carrying weapons at the airport include Too $hort, 2 Chainz, and reality TV personality Spencer Pratt.
Celebrities aren’t the only ones making this glaring and very inconvenient mistake. Austin criminal lawyer James Gill urges his clients and the public to think twice before unthinkingly trying to check a gun past airport security. Not only will you miss your flight, but you could end up sitting in jail and paying a hefty fine.
This is particularly true of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. As of June 1, travelers with guns in their luggage will be stung by a maximum of a year in jail and a $100,000 fine. Previously, offenders would be allowed to take their weapons back to their cars or leave them with a friend. Two years ago, Georgia lawmakers changed this loophole to increase safety at the airport. In 2015, security discovered a total of 113 guns at the Atlanta airport.
If you happen to make the mistake of carrying a weapon into airport security, please feel free to contact the Law Office of James Gill for prompt and informative assistance.