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Related video: The gun range where you can drink booze Feinstein said the gun-toting travelers are subject to criminal penalties, and are referred to local law enforcement. The TSA also imposes civil penalties, such as fines ranging from $1,500 to $11,000. But in some cases, local cops will return the guns to the owners, if they’re deemed to be legal and the passenger decides to not continue through security. They just can’t bring the guns on the planes. The TSA web site provides an extensive list of items prohibited from carry-on bags, including sabers and scissors , cricket bats and cattle prods, ski poles and golf clubs.
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It wasn’t so obvious to the 1,931 travelers who were caught this year (through Nov. 17) trying to board planes with guns in their carry-ons. That’s a record, according to the Transportation Security Administration. It’s been steadily climbing, year after year. This year’s tally through mid-November already surpasses last year’s total of 1,813, which was the prior record. The busiest travel days of 2014 haven’t even taken place yet.
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