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Blog Posts for 2018

  • February 20, 2018 | 0 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered a record breaking 104 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from February 5th through the 11th. The previous record of 96 firearms was set in July of 2017.  Of the 104 firearms discovered, 87 were loaded and 38 had a round...
  • February 08, 2018 | 29 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 150 firearms over the last two weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 150 firearms discovered, 130 were loaded and 47 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties...
  • January 29, 2018 | 35 (# of comments)
    771.5 million (771,556,886) passengers traveled securely through 440 federalized airports in 2017. That’s over 2 million travelers a day! A record setting 3,957, firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging...
  • January 26, 2018 | 7 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 66 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 66 firearms discovered, 56 were loaded and 25 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the...
  • January 23, 2018 | 28 (# of comments)
    At TSA, 2017 was marked not only by record traveling numbers – 771.5 million (771,556,886) passengers traveled securely through 440 federalized airports – but also by significant security enhancements in our nation’s transportation systems and at...
  • January 19, 2018 | 10 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 77 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 77 firearms discovered, 72 were loaded and 23 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the...
  • January 10, 2018 | 31 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 58 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 58 firearms discovered, 52 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the...
  • January 06, 2018 | 39 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 63 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 63 firearms discovered, 51 were loaded and 18 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the...
  • January 03, 2018 | 23 (# of comments)
    Our officers often discover unusual items in carry-on and checked bags. We’d like to share just a few of the more offbeat items with you in our Top Ten Most Unusual Finds of 2017! 10) Face Tenderizer (Carry-on Bag) - Buffalo Niagara International...
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