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Pastor and Gospel Singer William Murphy Arrested – 6/21/13

*Terrorist he is not — but  Pastor William Henry  Murphy, III was arrested for William Murphyallegedly attempting to board an aircraft with a loaded gun.

Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports there was a 9 mm hand gun loaded with 10 rounds in Murphy’s carry-on bag when he arrived at the main security check point  at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson  Airport.

Although Murphy is licensed to carry a gun, as required by law, TSA contacted local authorities and the “Praise Is What I Do” singer was arrested because they say  loaded guns are not permitted on aircrafts and passengers must must declare their weapon before taking flight.

Murphy, the Pastor of Dream Center Church  could face jail time and penalties of up to $7500.  Wearing a t-shirt with the words “I heart my church” on it, on Thursday he was charged with possession of a weapon unauthorized in a Clayton County Court with bond set at $2500. The incident comes just days after Murphy was ordained a Bishop.

Murphy reportedly said he forgot the gun was in the bag.  He is the forty-seventh person this year accused of carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.

Passengers attempting to board planes with weapons has increased.

During the month of May TSA Officers confiscated a record 65 guns  in carry-on bags at U.S. airports, including 54 that were loaded, the TSA says. Of the firearms that were loaded, 19 had bullets in the chamber.

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