Nation vocalist Scotty McCreery cited for pistol at airport

Saturday, July 22, 2017|8:37 a.m.

RALEIGH, N.C.– Country singer Scotty McCreery has been mentioned after authorities state he had a loaded pistol with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Authorities told regional media organizations that they discovered a packed 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery’s backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He informed authorities he had actually been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.

Authorities say he had actually a valid concealed carry permit. He was cited for a misdemeanor concealed weapon permit offense and launched.

McCreery informed WTVD-TV in a declaration that he has learned a lesson he won’t forget, including, “I take gun safety extremely seriously.”

The singer is an “American Idol” winner and North Carolina native.

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