Authorities confiscated a gun that a man from Missouri had forgotten about when he tried to enter the Magic Kingdom with his wife and four-year-old daughter during the hectic holiday season, according to a law enforcement report published today.
The 35-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife informed Disney security that they had the unloaded pistol during bag screening (security checkpoint) around 9:00am on the 28th December, 2019, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s incident report.
Disney then informed law enforcement. The gun, which had one magazine and ammunition, was in a zipped carrying bag inside a purse that was inside a backpack. The incident report stated the following:
“He had bought the gun for his wife to carry as protection a couple years ago. They apologised stating they forgot to leave it in the hotel room and asked if they could secure the gun somewhere in the park…They forgot the gun was in the purse when they left to come on the family vacation because they have 18 family members attending the trip and had many bags.
The couple both said that they had a concealed weapon permits from Missouri, although the sheriff’s office could not verify it. The couple was not arrested, although the sheriff’s office held onto the black Ruger LCP .380.
Disney didn’t ban the couple from the parks, the incident report said. You can find out more on this story here. We’d love to get your opinion on this particular story/bringing guns to Walt Disney World! Comment below.