Armed Rick Derringer Exposes Ineffective Airport Security

Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty to carrying a loaded handgun on an international flight and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. The guitarist flew Delta Air Lines from Mexico to Atlanta and told a federal air marshal that he’s kept a gun with him on commercial flights between 30 to 50 times a year and has never encountered any issues, according to the Associated Press. The TSA says they generally try to investigate statements like this when they can, but it’s not always possible to substantiate them. Derringer’s drummer and manager Kenn Moutenot says that Derringer’s decision to carry a loaded handgun on a plane was “just a mistake, a simple human mistake.” This kind of thing is pretty unsurprising if you follow the TSA on Instagram, but I guess Derringer’s just doing his part to further point out the flaws in the airport security system? Thank you for flying the friendly skies, I guess.