Tsa Finds Record Number Of Firearms At Us Airports In 2014 – Csmonitor.com

TSA finds record number of firearms at US airports in 2014 (+video) – CSMonitor.com

Rick Wilking/AP/File View Caption Washington A record number of firearms was found at US airport security checkpoints in 2014, and more than four out of five guns were loaded, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday. The number of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 last year, more than triple the number in 2005, the TSA said in its 2014 summary. Eighty-three percent of guns were loaded. Among the weapons discovered were an assault rifle with three loaded magazines and a loaded folding-stock rifle with two loaded magazines – both at airports in Dallas, Texas. Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/22 Federal law bars bringing a firearm to an airport. “The most common excuse that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. The number-two excuse for passengers was “‘my husband packed my bag’ or ‘my wife packed my bag,'” she said.
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A loaded .38-caliber revolver was found at New York’s La Guardia airport clipped to a 94-year-old man’s belt. Federal law bars bringing a firearm to an airport. “The most common excuse that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
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At U.S. airports, record number of firearms found in 2014 – Yahoo News

By Reuters About video ads The TSA released a list of guns and dangerous weapons that people have tried to bring on planes during 2014. Washington A record number of firearms was found at US airport security checkpoints in 2014, and more than four out of five guns were loaded, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday. The number of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 last year, more than triple the number in 2005, the TSA said in its 2014 summary. Eighty-three percent of guns were loaded. Among the weapons discovered were an assault rifle with three loaded magazines and a loaded folding-stock rifle with two loaded magazines – both at airports in Dallas, Texas. Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/23 Federal law bars bringing a firearm to an airport. “The most common excuse that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
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