Houston businessman Farid Seif made a really stupid mistake when rushing for his plane at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Earlier that day, he tucked away a .40 caliber gun into the side of a computer bag, which he carried onto his flight. Security did not notice the loaded weapon.
Of course, Seif didn’t realize his mistake until he landed later. Once he did, he was alarmed.
“I mean, this is not a small gun,” Seif said. “It’s a .40 caliber gun.”
Despite his alarm, investigators claim the mistake occurs more than you might think. Random federal screenings at major airports reveal breaches over 70 percent of the time, according to sources.