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Blog Posts for 2018

  • December 04, 2018 | 6 (# of comments)
    TSA screened 26.8 million passengers and discovered 122 firearms in carry-on bags at 68 airports from Nov. 19 through 30. Of the 122 firearms discovered, 110 were loaded and 47 had a round chambered. Bringing a firearm through the security...
  • November 21, 2018 | 31 (# of comments)
    TSA screened 15.6 million passengers and discovered 78 firearms in carry-on bags at 46 airports from Nov. 12 through 18. Of the 78 firearms discovered, 65 were loaded and 25 had a round chambered. Bringing a firearm through the security checkpoint...
  • November 16, 2018 | 15 (# of comments)
    This holiday season will be a busy one. As announced earlier this week, TSA is expecting more than 25 million travelers to pass through security screening checkpoints nationwide from today to Nov. 26. That’s a 5 percent increase from 2017! So before...
  • November 14, 2018 | 10 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered a total of 139 firearms in carry-on bags at 70 airports from Nov. 1 through 11. Of the 139 firearms discovered, 122 were loaded and 59 had a round chambered. Bringing a firearm through the security checkpoint may result in a civil...
  • November 09, 2018 | 16 (# of comments)
    In October 2018, TSA discovered a total of 358 firearms in carry-on bags at 105 airports. Of these, 300 were loaded and 133 had a chambered round. Bringing a firearm through the security checkpoint may result in a civil penalty of up to $13,333....
  • October 20, 2018 | 39 (# of comments)
    TSA mourns the loss of Curtis Robert Burns, or as most of you know him, Blogger Bob, who passed away yesterday. His death is a shock and the enormity of his loss can only be imagined at this time. He loved this agency. He loved the people who work...
  • October 10, 2018 | 22 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 91 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 24th through the 30th. Of the 91 firearms discovered, 81 were loaded and 38 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • October 09, 2018 | 50 (# of comments)
    “I’ve never had a bad hair day,” said no one ever! Whether you style your hair curly or straight, wear weave or extensions, or wear your hair up or down, everyone has had those days where your hair will not fall into place as you hoped. Imagine...
  • October 05, 2018 | 21 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 177 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 10th through the 23rd. Of the 177 firearms discovered, 158 were loaded and 52 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose...
  • October 04, 2018 | 54 (# of comments)
    Attention TSA Pre✓® members! Have you been enjoying expedited security screening since 2013? Don’t wait! ACT NOW before your known traveler number (KTN) expires. That’s right, your TSA Pre✓® eligibility expires after five years. So if you want to...

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