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TSA Week in Review August 26th - September 1st

Friday, September 02, 2016
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TSA discovered 58 firearms this weekin carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 58 firearms discovered, 48 were loaded and 17 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered in the last week. See a complete list below.

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A concealed knife was discovered in a wheelchair cushion at LaGuardia (LGA) this week.

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A sword cane was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on property at Baltimore (BWI).

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Clockwise from the top, these knives were discovered at: SYR, SYR, SBP, IAD, TPA, IAH, PHX, PHX and BUR

Table for discovered firearms in carry-on bags list

When packed properly, ammunition can be transported in your checked baggage, but it is never permissible to pack ammo in your carry-on bag.

You can travel with your firearms in checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline.

You can go here for more details on how to properly travel with your firearms.

Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.

Unfortunately these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent which is why we talk about these finds. Sure, it’s great to share the things that our officers are finding, but at the same time, each time we find a dangerous item, the line is slowed down and a passenger that likely had no ill intent ends up with a citation or in some cases is even arrested. The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000. This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home. Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items.

*In order to provide a timely weekly update, this data is compiled from a preliminary report. The year-end numbers will vary slightly from what is reported in the weekly updates. However, any monthly, midyear or end-of-year numbers TSA provides on this blog or elsewhere will be actual numbers and not estimates.

Read our 2015 Year in Review post! If you haven’t read them yet, make sure you check out our year in review posts for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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TSA Social Media Team

Comments

Submitted by Wintermute on

Water. Toothpaste. Shaving cream. Pie filling. Diet soda. Those are but a few examples, of which none of these are WEI, and all are prohibited items in quantities larger than the liquids restrictions.

Submitted by Wintermute on

When proven wrong, crickets...

Submitted by Boldly on

Wintermute said...
I took the same classes 90% of police officers on the beat have taken. So yes, I do know the case law behind it. If an AG decides to ignore case law, then the case will get smacked down.

And if a TSAgent says "stay here so I can pat you down." or "stay here until the police arrive." then I'm sure most would assume they are being "detained."

can you tell us how many times that has been used as an argument in court? How many times has it been successful? I'm guessing...zero? You know what they say about "assuming." I just don't buy that an average person would make that association.

Submitted by Boldly on

Water. Toothpaste. Shaving cream. Pie filling. Diet soda. Those are but a few examples, of which none of these are WEI, and all are prohibited items in quantities larger than the liquids restrictions.

don't forget peanut butter. It would sure save many of us some time if people just understood these simple rules. So simple to follow.

Submitted by Boldly on

Wintermute said...
When proven wrong, crickets...

???

Submitted by Wintermute on

Terry v. Ohio, to start. 1 > 0.

Submitted by Wintermute on

The question isn't about people following these nonsense rules. It's why, if these items are not WEI, is the TSA looking for them to begin with? They are NOT WEI, and that is the only thing TSA is allowed to look for.

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