So far in 2021, the TSA states that it has found about 11 firearms for every 1 million travelers at airport checkpoints.
Washington — In the next three months, security screeners have already confiscated a record number of guns at airport checkpoints in 2021.
NS Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday As of October 3, the screener found 4,495 firearms in passenger or carry-on baggage. This breaks the previous record of 4,432 firearms found at checkpoints throughout 2019.
So far in 2021, the TSA states that it has discovered about 11 firearms for every 1 million travelers.
Last year, security screeners confiscated guns at airport checkpoints at a record pace, but the total number of guns declined as travelers plummeted. Pandemic..
The four airports where the most firearms were discovered in 2021 were the same as last year.
There are 391 screeners at Heartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 232 at Dallas / Fortworth International Airport, 168 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, 147 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and 115 at Nashville International Airport. I found.
Federal law prohibits passengers other than certain law enforcement officers from carrying guns and ammunition on board. Federal law allows guns to be placed in check bags that enter the cargo hold if passengers are unloaded and enter a locked case.
The airline does not need to allow the gun even if it is in the check bag. All major US airlines have temporarily banned guns in checkbags on flights to airports in the Washington, DC region after the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.
As of October 3, the top 10 airports where most firearms were discovered in 2021.
- Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) 391
- Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) 232
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 168 in Houston
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 147
- Nashville International Airport (BNA) 115
- Denver International Airport (DEN) 107
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) 107
- New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) 90
- Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) 90
- Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) 88
TSA discovered a record number of guns already in 2021
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