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Blog Posts for 2013

  • June 25, 2013 | 21 (# of comments)
    While some fireworks fly high in the sky, they are never OK to pack in your carry-on or checked bags. It’s not that we don’t enjoy fireworks. Personally speaking, I to enjoy them. In fact, every Independence Day, I’m reminded of this quote from a...
  • June 21, 2013 | 43 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm (JAX)57 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 57 firearms, 47 were loaded and 14 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Stun Gun (SAN)Stun Guns - Six stun guns were discovered this week...
  • June 18, 2013 | 30 (# of comments)
    More frequently than you might imagine, travelers contact TSA to find out if they can pack automotive or other vehicle parts in their checked or carry-on bags. We regularly hear from travelers who work for racing teams or car dealerships, and those...
  • June 14, 2013 | 37 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm (ATL)43 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 43 firearms, 36 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Inert Claymore Mine and Grenade (SJC)Inert Ordnance and Grenades...
  • June 11, 2013 | 100 (# of comments)
    If you’re traveling on vacation this summer, you’ll most likely need to bring some batteries along, whether they’re for your camera, personal electronics or other battery-operated equipment. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented...
  • June 07, 2013 | 25 (# of comments)
    24-Pounds of Black Powder (MDW)24-Pounds of Black Powder - Ten canisters containing 24-pounds of black powder were discovered in checked baggage at Chicago Midway (MDW). While properly packaged ammunition is permitted in checked-baggage, black...
  • June 04, 2013 | 45 (# of comments)
    As summer approaches, we typically see an increase in travelers with infants and children. Whether you’re an experienced frequent business traveler or an infrequent leisure traveler, here are some tips to help you navigate the security process with...
  • May 31, 2013 | 25 (# of comments)
    Loaded Gun (SAV)29 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 29 firearms, 26 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.CO2 Cartridges - A total of seven CO2 cartridges were discovered this...
  • May 28, 2013 | 15 (# of comments)
    Scuba GearCharlie Foreman wrote a post about this time last year for the TSA Blog about traveling with scuba gear. We decided to share it again this summer for those of you who might have missed it. Enjoy this very informative post! ~ BobA little...
  • May 24, 2013 | 43 (# of comments)
    Loaded Gun (MCI)Record 65 Firearms Discovered This Week - This beats our previous record of 50 guns. Of the 65 firearms, 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Firearm Strapped to...

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