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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented four travelers from carrying guns onto their flights in a two-day span at Philadelphia International Airport checkpoints. Keep Reading

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reported several guns being stopped at U.S. airports by TSA officers over the last week as air travel experiences a spring uptick.  Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

“To stand there and tell us that you had no idea that you had a gun with you is absolutely inexcusable. It begs the question: ‘Where did you think it was?’ Travelers know where their wallets are, where their keys are, where they left their car. They should know where their guns are too.” Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

On March 13, a man was stopped by TSA officers at the Atlantic City International Airport checkpoint, when they detected a 9mm handgun loaded with 17 hollow point bullets in his carry-on bag. The gun had previously been reported as stolen. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers have caught four guns within 12 days at Pittsburgh International Airport with the latest catch taking place on Monday, February 15. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Last week got off to a busy start for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers as several guns were caught around the country on Monday 8 February. These included a .380 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets at Pittsburgh International Airport.  Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

TSA’s Firearm Detection Rate Doubled in 2020 – But Why?

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected twice as many firearms per million passengers screened at airport security checkpoints nationwide in 2020 compared to 2019, and at a significantly higher rate than any other year since the agency’s inception. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

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

// by Kylie Bielby

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

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

// by Kylie Bielby

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

// by Kylie Bielby

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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