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54 Loaded Guns Seized At Airports By TSA

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The TSA announced this week that it seized 54 loaded guns at airport security checkpoints.

The government agency confiscated 65 firearms in total at airports around the country this week. The agency found that 54 of those guns were loaded and another 17 had a bullet in the chamber.

The TSA writes on its blog that passengers may transport weapons in checked luggage (as long as they declare it first) but they aren’t allowed to bring weapons onto the plane in carry-on bags. The agency also notes that there is no evidence that any of the loaded weapons that were confiscated this week belonged to people who had malicious intent.

The TSA did say, however, that security lines were slowed down this week due to all of the guns.

The TSA writes: “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 throughput 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 $7,500.00. 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.”

MSNBC notes that in addition to the 54 loaded guns, the TSA also seized a dozen stun guns, a couple of inert grenades, some ammunition and a few razor blades. The TSA also said that it stopped a few passengers who claimed that they had bombs with them. The TSA noted that both individuals were joking about the bombs but warned future passengers that jokes about bombs would undoubtedly slow down security lines.

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14 Responses to “54 Loaded Guns Seized At Airports By TSA”

  1. Allen Kitchell

    BS the reason they are talking about them is they are still trying to instill fear in the minds of those traveling, doing the terrorists bidding. I'm not afraid to fly never will be and far as TSA goes they are a bunch of rent a cops trying to justify having their jobs. They have not thwarted one terror incident since their inception, all they have managed to do is disrupt peoples lives at the tax payers expense.

  2. Christopher Wright

    to some a gun is like a visa card, we don't leave home without it. but knowing you can't have one on a plane and trying to take it anyway is a little stupid.

  3. Charles Coxson

    More government gun running? of just one more false flags?

  4. Bob Miller

    Just goes to prove how Obama has weakened this country. TSA now allows small knives? WTF. A perp could slit a throat with a small knife.

  5. Bob Miller

    gubment gun running, me thinks. Still trying to unravel the Constitution and destroy our rights using fear tactics.

  6. Maurice Rhoden

    Are people really that stupid carry guns onto planes, or are they patsies for the anti-gun lobby used to scare us into their way of thinking? Either way, I'm not affected. I still support the 2nd Amandment. I don't buy into the liberal anti-gun scare tactics and b.s.

  7. Claude Dowden

    First of all a person that takes a gun to an airport is stupid, you can educate ignorance but can do nothing about stupidity. Next question are these actual truthful statistics or more of this administration's fabricating facts to fit their agenda. I think the past few months should indicate they will stop at nothing to secure their point.

  8. Don Kelly

    You're on the right track. There are a lot of people who routinely carry handguns in briefcases and handbags. In the rush to pack and take care of everything that needs to be done, they overlook removing it. However, situational awareness with regard to firearms is critical to safety. If you can't remember where your gun is, you're a little too cavalier about carrying it. That being said, I've accidently taken things the TSA doesn't like to the airport twice in the last ten years. How many regular travelers can't say that?

  9. Bill Hill

    Patsies? You are a – well – fucking idiot. Don't worry, your 2nd amendment rights are intact, You know they say people use 10% of the brain. You are more at 2%. ESAD