Blog Posts for 2014
Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. - We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited.
As of close of business Tuesday night, a record breaking 1,855 firearms had been discovered in carry-on bags at TSA checkpoints nationwide. Of those, 1,471 (79%) were loaded.
TSA Week in Review - 34 Loaded Firearms, Cane Sword, and Other Interesting Items Discovered This Week
Loaded firearm discovered at TUS. 41 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 41 firearms, 34 were loaded and 10 had rounds chambered.
Loaded firearm discovered at MLB 51 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 51 firearms, 39 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered.
Loaded firearm discovered at LAS. 39 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 39 firearms, 37 were loaded and 14 had rounds chambered.
Replica grenades used as part of a Halloween costume discovered in a checked bag at Nome (OME). With October comes fall foliage, pumpkin flavoring in EVERYTHING, and Halloween!
Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at CLT. 46 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 46 firearms, 41 were loaded and 14 had rounds chambered.
To help passengers who are traveling with instruments, TSA partnered with musical organizations around the country to understand the challenges of transporting musical instruments, and we recommend the following:
Loaded firearm discovered at SAT 48 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 48 firearms, 40 were loaded and 11 had rounds chambered. (Edited 1-1-2015)