A record number of firearms was discovered in carry-on bags in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Transportation Security Administration. In total, 3,391 firearms were found in carry-on bags at TSA checkpoints across the country -- averaging...Show More Summary
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The Transportation Security Administration found a record number of guns in carry-on baggage in 2016, and a staggering 83 percent of them were loaded. According to the TSA, which released its annual review on Thursday, 3,391 guns were found in checked bags in 2016. Show More Summary
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Passengers tried to carry a record number of firearms on to planes in 2016. The Transportation Security Administration found a total of 3,391 firearms being brought onto aircraft in carry-on baggage, 80-percent of which were loaded, according to the TSA’s annual report. Show More Summary
Airline passengers concealed a record number of guns in their carry-on luggage in 2016, TSA officials said.
And the vast majority of them were loaded.
You might be surprised to learn that people try to bring loaded guns through TSA checkpoints. In reality, however, thousands of people try to do it every year, because this is America, after all. Read more...
Nationwide, 3,391 firearms were detected in carry-on bags at TSA checkpoints, or about nine per day. That represents an increase of about 28 percent, TSA says.
Transportation Security Administration officers found a record-setting 3,391 guns — more than nine per day at airport checkpoints nationwide.
Lots of interesting and odd things are discovered trying to get past security at airports around the country. The TSA Instagram account does a good job making light of the situation by sharing humorous posts featuring what was recently found. Show More Summary
Another Affleck moment of zen.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has posted images of the most outrageous items that agents have found in the carry-on bags of passengers flying through the nation’s airports. The post Guns, Bombs, Batman Knives, and Dead Seahorses: The TSA’s Craziest Confiscations appeared first on CrimeFeed.
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A mass shooting at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport Friday left five dead and dozens wounded, and the suspect apparently kept the gun used in the attack in his checked luggage. The TSA allows passengers to carry firearm while traveling through US airports, but strict rules govern how passengers are supposed to handle them. Show More Summary
At least five people were murdered Friday in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, where police reportedly have one suspect in custody. But according to the TSA, there may be another active shooter still at large, and people in the area have been advised to shelter in place. Read more...
Airlines routinely let passengers travel with unloaded guns in their checked baggage.
As information still continues to pour in from the airport shooting down in Florida, we are now getting reports of a second shooter. TSA posted this tweet well after the original reports of the shooter being taken into custody, prompting questions as to whether or not this was a delayed tweet or a second shooter. Show More Summary