A fatal flaw of US airport security: You can pack a gun in your checked luggage

“You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only,” the Transportation Security Administration informs passengers.
This fatal flaw of US airport security was exposed when a gunman opened fire today in a baggage claim area of Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in South Florida, killing at least five people and wounding at least eight, according to local officials.
The alleged gunman was an arriving passenger and pulled a weapon from a previously checked piece of luggage, a county official said,

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