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TSA seizes record number of weapons at airports in 2019


January 17, 2020

Transportation Security Administration via New York Times

Some of the firearms found by the TSA in passengers' luggage last year.

The Transportation Security Administration caught more firearms at airport checkpoints in 2019 than in any other year since it was created in 2001, the agency said Wednesday, as part of a steady uptick that its leader called "deeply troubling."

The agency said it found 4,432 firearms last year in carry-on bags or being carried by passengers, neither of which is allowed. That number was 5% higher than the 4,239 firearms discovered in 2018 and nearly five times the 926 found in 2008, the TSA said.


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