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TSA finds pistol fashioned into toilet paper holder in carry-on bag

Posted: 10:13 AM, Oct 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-31 10:13:03-04

NEWARK, N.J. — There are just some things you can’t roll through an airport security checkpoint with, and even if it doesn’t fire, a gun is one of them.

According to a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration, a traveler at Newark Airport had a replica revolver that’d been converted into a toilet paper roller in his carry-on bag.

“TSA does not permit travelers to bring real or replica firearms through a checkpoint,” the spokesperson said. “However, it would have been ideal to pack this pistol in a checked bag. Unsure if an item can go in a carry-on bag, a checked bag, either or neither? Send TSA your question via Twitter at @AskTSA or via Facebook Messenger. Or use the handy  ‘What Can I Bring’ feature on the TSA website.