American Idol winner Scotty McCreery had some gun trouble recently.
The popular performer was cited on July 13 at Raleigh Durham International Airport for having a loaded handgun.
Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint.
McCreery, 23, told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.
Authorities say he had a valid concealed carry permit. He was cited for a misdemeanor concealed weapon permit violation and released.
McCreery told WTVD-TV in a statement that he has learned a lesson he won't forget, adding, "I take gun safety very seriously."
The singer is a North Carolina native.
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