Scotty McCreery explains gun incident at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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By Music News Group

Triple 8 ManagementThough it appeared Scotty McCreery was trying to take a loaded gun on board a plane last week, it seems it was actually an honest mistake.

The season 10 American Idol winner received a misdemeanor citation after the incident at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Thursday, July 13. The North Carolina native clarified exactly what happened in a statement to ABC Radio on Friday evening.

“I have been a concealed carry permit holder for a while now after being robbed at gunpoint in 2014, and I take gun safety very seriously,” McCreery says. “While in between tour dates last week, I …read more