CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Transportation Security Administration officials say they found a loaded gun at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Thanksgiving Day.
Security found the .22-caliber handgun in a carry-on bag, loaded, but the round was not chambered.
It is the 23rd gun found at the airport this year compared to 16 last year.
The TSA says it's seen a spike in guns at all airports in 2013.
Trying to get a loaded gun through security is a crime and could result in a $7,500 fine.
Since the shooting death of a TSA agent at LAX earlier this month, lawmakers have proposed legislation banning guns in all airports called the Airport Security Act.
If passed, only police officers and Homeland Security employees could have them at airports.
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