Ex-Mississippi gov says he 'forgot' gun seized at airport

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Ex-Mississippi gov says he 'forgot' gun seized at airport
This photo provided by the Transportation Safety Administration shows a .38 caliber revolver confiscated from a passenger on Jan. 2, 2018, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Miss. TSA would not release the name of the passenger from whom the handgun was taken, but agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein confirmed it was from a former governor, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour confirmed to The Associated Press that he was the passenger and it was his gun, which was loaded when a TSA employee found it in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint. (Transportation Safety Administration via AP)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says it was “nobody’s fault but mine” that he took a loaded handgun in his briefcase through an airport security checkpoint in early January.

Barbour said Tuesday he will pay a fine after he was stopped and arrested Jan. 2 while boarding a flight from Mississippi to Washington, D.C. The gun was spotted in a TSA X-ray machine.

He says he forgot he was carrying the gun, which he had put in his briefcase after an assistant removed it from his car days earlier.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says a TSA officer working at an X-ray machine at a checkpoint at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport spotted a .38-caliber revolver, loaded with five bullets, in a passenger’s carry-on bag.