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TSA: Gun discoveries in baggage up 20% in 2015 over 2014

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 21, 2016.

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    I am sure it’s not a statistic that makes anyone feel ecstatic about flying: There was a 20% increase in firearm discoveries at TSA airport checkins from 2014’s total of 2,212.

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    It’s an astounding number really, but the details get worse. The TSA goes onto say 2,653 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging more than seven firearms per day. Of those, 2,198 (83%) were loaded. Firearms were intercepted at a total of 236 airports; 12 more airports than last year.

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