A loaded gun was discovered in a passenger's carry-on bag at the Nashville International Airport Monday morning.
The weapon, a Walther PPK 380, was located by the Transportation Security Administration.
Officials said the passenger was flying from Nashville to Chicago.
Monday's gun discovery is the 43rd weapon to be found in carry-on luggage at the Nashville airport this year.
Individuals who bring firearms to security checkpoints are referred to law enforcement and subject to criminal penalties.