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TSA found record number of guns at airports in 2018, according to the report

The Transportation Security Administration seized a record number of firearms in 279 airport checkpoints across the country.
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It is not unusual for passengers to try to sneak banned items through airport security, of marijuana on snakes and even kittens. In addition to the bizarre and unusual objects, people are often caught trying to use their weapons on board.

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Last year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered that there is a record number of firearms in carry-on baggage on 279 airport checkpoints across the country.

In their Year in review report, the federal agency announced the staggering 4,239 firearms represents an increase of 7 percent from 2017.

The amount averages are 11.6 firearms per day, with most discovered during the month of August, when the TSA found 32 in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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The amount averages are 11.6 firearms per day, with most discovered during the month of August, when the TSA found 32 in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

TSA also noted that a record number of passengers passed through airports in 2018, with 813.8 million people go through the security check.

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The laws with regard to firearm possession vary by state, but the TSA can impose administrative fines of up to $13,333 per violation for anyone who try to use their weapons or other prohibited items on board.

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