People wait for their belongings at the Transportation Security Administration security area at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Jan. 25 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Robert Spinden, federal security director TSA for the state of Georgia poses for a portrait at the Transportation Security Administration security area at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Atlanta. Spinden says the agency and the airport made a big effort in 2021 to try to address the large number of guns being intercepted at checkpoints. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
ATLANTA — The woman flying out of Philadelphia’s airport last year remembered to pack snacks, prescription medicine and a cellphone in her handbag. But what was more important was what she forgot to unpack: a loaded .380-caliber handgun in a black holster.