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Guns found in travelers' bags at GSP airport

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The guns and ammunition held in Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport's evidence room. (June 14, 2013/FOX Carolina) The guns and ammunition held in Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport's evidence room. (June 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

More than a dozen travelers have tried to board planes at an Upstate airport forgetting they had firearms in their carry-on bags, according to airport officials.

A spokesperson for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport said since January, the air travelers have forgotten the rule that firearms are not allowed in carry-on bags from any airport in the nation.

The weapons were seized and are now housed at GSP's evidence room where authorities said they have a couple of Smith & Wesson's, a Sterling .22, a Kel-Tec .380 and a number of other guns along with more than 100 rounds ammunition.

GSP said the weapons were taken from ordinary citizens who forgot these weapons were tucked away inside their carry-ons.

"If there is a gun in your bag, TSA will find it and the GSP Police will respond," said GSP Police Chief Bobby Welborn. "Passengers are reminded to thoroughly check your bag before you pack your bag."

Welborn reminds and warns passengers to check their bags because if they forget and leave a gun inside them, it could ruin a vacation and wind up costing them thousands of dollars in fines.

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