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Another gun on airplane irks rep

Another gun on airplane irks rep

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 6, 2008

The Clarion-Ledger, 6/5/8

Another breach of security at Jackson-Evers International Airport involving a firearm being brought aboard a plane has House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson demanding answers.

In a letter sent this week, Thompson gave U.S. Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley until Monday to explain how a Mississippi Department of Public Safety employee was allowed to bring a handgun aboard a commercial flight out of Jackson.

The employee, Law Enforcement Liaison Office Director Mike Vick, was stopped by TSA officials in Portland, Ore., when he attempted to bring a gun on the return flight.

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