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Pic: Gun parts found in jars of peanut butter, TSA says

A TSA agent works behind a splatter guard at the security check area inside Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune/TNS)
January 16, 2023

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered gun parts stuffed in peanut butter jars at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York last month, officials said.

A Rhode Island man is alleged to have stuffed a loaded magazine, as well as other gun parts into peanut butter jars.

According to WABC, .22 caliber gun parts were reportedly wrapped in plastic and then stuffed into the middle of plastic peanut butter jars. 

The magazine was loaded with bullets, as reported by WCBS.

According to Lisa Farbstein, a TSA spokesperson on Twitter, a man was arrested by Port Authority New York and New Jersey in connection with the case. 

If the man is convicted, he could potentially face a civil penalty for carrying an undeclared weapon, as well as a $15,000 fine, according to WCBS.

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Travelers on board domestic air flights can travel with a firearm if the firearm has been properly stored and they have a related permit to do so. 

Bearing Arm’s Tom Knighton reminds us that while we may not agree with the TSA rules, they will enforce them, and “that means some dipstick is going to try to do something stupid like hide guns in peanut butter.”