A Bay County commissioner says he mistakenly tried to bring a loaded gun onto an airplane. George Gainer says he forgot the loaded gun was in his carry on luggage.
The commissioner apologized at last night's board meeting for any embarrassment caused to the county. He called it a "very stupid mistake."
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.