A Bay County, Flordia, commissioner say he mistakenly tried to bring a loaded gun onto an airplane.
WKGC radio reports that George Gainer says he forgot the loaded gun was in his carry on luggage.
He was taking a flight to Atlanta when security screeners spotted the firearm. Gainer told airport police he put the .38 caliber pistol in his bag months before and simply forget to take it out.
The commissioner apologized at last night's board meeting for any embarrassment caused to the county. He called it a "very stupid mistake."
The Transportation Safety Agency is investigating the case.