TSA finds record series of firearms during US airports in 2014

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A record series of firearms was found during US airfield confidence checkpoints in 2014, and some-more than 4 out of 5 guns were loaded, a Transportation Security Administration pronounced on Friday.

The series of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 final year, some-more than triple a series in 2005, a TSA pronounced in a 2014 summary. Eighty-three percent of guns were loaded.

Among a weapons detected were an attack purloin with 3 installed magazines and a installed folding-stock purloin with dual installed magazines – both during airports in Dallas, Texas.

A installed .38-caliber revolver was found during New York’s La Guardia airfield clipped to a 94-year-old man’s belt.

Federal law bars bringing a firearm to an airport.

“The many common forgive that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them,” pronounced TSA mouthpiece Lisa Farbstein.

The number-two forgive for passengers was “‘my father packaged my bag’ or ‘my mother packaged my bag,'” she said.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was a tip airfield for guns discovered, during 120. It was followed by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with 109, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, with 78.

Besides firearms, TSA officers found an Mk 2 fragmentation grenade in Los Angeles, a homemade avalanche control assign in Alaska, as good as fireworks, propane, stalk guns, a light gun, some-more than 700 jolt guns, and fume grenades.

Bag searches incited adult dead explosives and artillery shells, an makeshift explosives training kit, a reproduction Claymore anti-personnel mine, grenade launcher use rounds and an unloaded cannon barrel.

Officers detected prohibited drugs, razor blades, coronet knuckles, throwing stars, scissors and large knives. An 8.5-inch (21.6-cm) blade dark in an enchilada was found during a Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in California.

TSA screened some-more than 653 million passengers in 2014, adult 14.8 million from a year earlier, a matter said.

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