Man With Loaded Rifle in Luggage Arrested at JFK
Bag had defaced rifle, 2 handguns
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2013 2:44 PM CDT
The man's case, containing two guns, which was seized by police at John F. Kennedy International Airport.   (AP Photo/Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Department)

(Newser) – A Tennessee man has been arrested at New York's Kennedy International Airport after checking luggage containing a loaded, defaced rifle and other firearms, authorities say. Keenan Draughon was caught this morning trying to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, after Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police found the weapons. A police spokesman says Draughon also had high-capacity magazines, which are illegal in New York.

US Transportation Security Administration rules allow only unloaded weapons in checked luggage. No weapons are allowed in carry-on luggage. The spokesman says the serial numbers on two rifles were defaced. He says Draughon was also carrying two handguns in his checked luggage. The 23-year-old Clarksville man is being held pending an arraignment.

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Oct 27, 2013 10:29 PM CDT
HE WASN'T CARRYING IT ON. IT WAS IN HIS *CHECKED* LUGGAGE. I'm not a gun nut, but everyone should be aware of that before reacting.
Oct 27, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
"aaaand here's your card!" wtf is his story?
Oct 26, 2013 8:26 PM CDT
Another one of the NRA "good guys"