Washington: This year, the number of firearms seized from travelers at US airports reached a record level.
Officials say that as of mid-December, the number of firearms seized from travelers at US airports had reached 6,301, with 88 percent of the weapons being loaded.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials say about 6,600 weapons are likely to be confiscated by the end of this year, a 10 percent increase from 5,972 in 2021.
Atlanta, Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport had the highest number of weapons seized, while Dallas, Texas’ Fort Worth Airport was second. Quite expensive.
Gun laws vary widely across states, but while firearms are not allowed in the passenger cabin of a plane, the TSA has not explained why more people are carrying them. Tried to get security clearance by carrying weapons?