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Following the January 6th shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz quickly pushed the idea of making it illegal for travelers to pack their firearms in their checked luggage. Though the incident happened in a gun free zone, the suspect had pulled his gun from his luggage in the baggage area before he began shooting.
Wasserman Schultz, the Democrat Congresswoman from Florida, said, “We certainly need to revisit and review whether or not you should be allowed to check firearms in your checked baggage and travel with them.” One option she is considering is creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm or to place a complete ban on checking ammunition.