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TSA found record number of guns at airports in 2019


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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “TSA found record number of guns at airports in 2019”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday that it seized a record number of firearms in 2019. The TSA found 4,432 guns last year, nearly 200 more than the administration confiscated in 2018.

The number of guns seized by TSA has increased each year since 2009, according to the agency’s press release. It’s a bizarre trend. Beefed up security has been a fixture at airports for nearly two decades now, yet people are apparently bringing more and more guns in carry-on bags.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport once again led the way in firearm seizures, as TSA confiscated 323 guns at the country’s busiest airport. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport came in second and third, respectively.

Hartsfield-Jackson also set a new TSA record for guns found in a single month, as 34 weapons were seized in May alone.

TSA pleaded with travelers to stop bringing guns to the airport, writing “Please don’t pack your firearm in your carry-on bag and please check your bags before heading to the airport. It can be an expensive lesson to learn, with civil penalties up to $13,333 per violation, or worse, you could be arrested.”

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