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  • 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 chambered.

    TSA Week in Review: New Firearm Discovery Record Set

    February 20, 2018

    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…
  • 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 Two Weeks In Review Jan 22nd - Feb 4th

    February 8, 2018

    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…
  • Some of the 3,957 firearms that were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country in 2017

    TSA Year in Review: Record Amount Of Firearms Discovered In 2017

    January 29, 2018

    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…
  • 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.

    TSA Week In Review: January 15th - 21st

    January 24, 2018

    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…
  • TSA Administrator Pekoske

    From the Administrator: TSA Advances Security and Innovation In 2017

    January 23, 2018

    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…
  • 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.

    TSA Week in Review: January 8th - 14th

    January 19, 2018

    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…
  • 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.

    TSA Week in Review: January 1st - 7th

    January 10, 2018

    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…
  • TSA Week in Review - December 25th - 31st

    TSA Week in Review - December 25th - 31st

    January 6, 2018

    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…
  • TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2017

    Video: TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2017

    January 3, 2018

    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…
  • TSA discovered 73 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 73 firearms discovered, 62 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered.

    TSA Week in Review - December 18th - 24th: 73 Firearms, Inert Ordnance and More

    December 27, 2017

    TSA discovered 73 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 73 firearms discovered, 62 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the…

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