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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped two travelers with handguns just two days before Thanksgiving at the Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint.   Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Perhaps the most noteworthy detection last week was at Philadelphia International Airport. It was the third time in three weeks that someone who works at the airport was found to have a firearm. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

A Virginia man’s honeymoon got off on the wrong foot when he was arrested by police after a TSA officer detected a loaded handgun in the man’s carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport on November 14. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

On November 5, TSA officers detected a .25 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets at a security checkpoint at Philadelphia International Airport. It marked the 22nd gun that TSA officers have caught at the airport, two more than were caught during 2019. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

TSA is advising travelers to unpack before they repack to ensure they have not left a firearm in their carry-on baggage. The most common reason TSA officers come across when stopping firearms at the checkpoint is “I forgot it was there”. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

TSA officers caught the 16th gun of the year at a Richmond International Airport security checkpoint on October 25, surpassing the number of firearms detected in 2019. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

The Transportation Security Administration says passengers are bringing firearms to some airport checkpoints at a disproportionally higher rate than last year when there were far more passengers traveling.  Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Officers continue to detect firearms at the checkpoint as TSA reports that passenger volumes have ranged between 60-90 percent lower in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

In the span of a week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered eight loaded firearms at security checkpoints in Tennessee, including at least one in every major airport in the state. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Over the past several weeks, TSA has experienced a steady growth of travelers coming to airport checkpoints and an escalating number of passengers forgetting to leave their guns and other prohibited items at home. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Last week, TSA officers stopped four separate individuals from bringing a handgun onto an airplane within a seven-day span at Philadelphia International Airport. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration officers stopped three individuals from each bringing a handgun onto an airplane in a four-day span at Philadelphia International Airport. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport detected two loaded firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage in one day. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

TSA detected its 46th firearm of 2020 at Nashville International Airport on July 31. A total of 97 were detected at the airport in the whole of 2019, illustrating that while passenger numbers may have fallen, those who do travel are not getting the message about traveling with firearms. Keep Reading

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