TSA officers intercepted Firearms in 2018

TSA officers intercepted Firearms a record number of firearms in 2018. A record setting 4,239 total firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging 81.6 firearms per week. That’s an average of 11.6 firearms per day. 3,656 (86.15 percent) of the total firearms discovered were loaded – another record. 1,432 (33.74 percent) of the total firearms discovered had a round chambered. The most firearms discovered in one month – a record setting 32 – were discovered in August at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Firearms were intercepted at 249 of …

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