Guns in Airports, Passengers Packing Heat

Number 28575
Subject Aviation
Source CBS News
Year 2019
Publication Date Feb. 7, 2019
Summary 2018 set a record for people trying to carry guns through airport TSA checkpoints. 4,239 guns were found in carry-on bags at airports across the country, that’s 12 guns every day. 86% of those guns were loaded. Our 11-month investigation focused on who was attempting to take firearms through security checkpoints and examined why there has been such a sharp increase in the numbers of weapons found in airports in recent years.
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Keywords guns, firearms, TSA, Transportation Security Administration, airports, flights, flying, airport security, gun safety
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