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TSA found a record 65 firearms in flyers’ carry-on bags last week

@SamShankman

May 26, 2013 10:01 am

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The week before a holiday is bound to have heavier passenger traffic than average, but that doesn’t explain why the TSA found a record number of guns twice in the month of May.

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The TSA discovered a record number of firearms in the week ending Friday, May 24. Sixty-five guns were found, beating the previous record of 50 firearms from earlier this month.

Of the 65 firearms, 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered

The most firearms found at any one airport this week was five, which happened at both Dallas/Fort Worth International and Atlanta International.

The complete list of guns found at U.S. airports last week is below:

Date Airport Caliber Loaded Round Chambered
5/17/2013 ATL 38 Y N
5/17/2013 ATL 22 Y N
5/17/2013 AUS 380 Y N
5/17/2013 DFW 9mm Y Y
5/17/2013 PHX 380 Y N
5/17/2013 TPA 9 x 19 Y Y
5/18/2013 DEN 380 Y N
5/18/2013 DFW 380 N N
5/18/2013 FLL 25 Y Y
5/18/2013 FLL 40 Y N
5/18/2013 JFK 40 N N
5/18/2013 LEX 380 Y N
5/18/2013 MSP 22 N N
5/18/2013 SLC 9mm Y N
5/18/2013 TXK 38 Y Y
5/19/2013 ATL 25 N N
5/19/2013 GEG 357 Y N
5/19/2013 MIA 9mm Y N
5/20/2013 BWI 380 Y Y
5/20/2013 CVG 380 Y N
5/20/2013 DFW 9mm Y N
5/20/2013 GSP 380 Y Y
5/20/2013 JAX 380 Y N
5/20/2013 JAX 380 Y Y
5/20/2013 MGM 32 N N
5/20/2013 OWB 380 Y N
5/20/2013 PBI 9mm Y Y
5/20/2013 PHL 22 N N
5/20/2013 PHX 9mm Y N
5/20/2013 SHV 380 Y N
5/20/2013 XNA 32 Y N
5/21/2013 BDL 9mm Y Y
5/21/2013 CLE 380 Y Y
5/21/2013 CMH 40 Y N
5/21/2013 DEN 9mm Y Y
5/21/2013 DFW 40 Y Y
5/21/2013 DTW 357 Y N
5/21/2013 FLL 22 Y N
5/21/2013 FSD 9mm Y N
5/21/2013 MCO Musket N N
5/21/2013 MIA 45 Y N
5/21/2013 SAT 380 N N
5/21/2013 RNO 45 N N
5/22/2013 HOU 38 Y N
5/22/2013 HOU 45 Y N
5/22/2013 XNA 38 Y N
5/22/2013 XNA 25 Y Y
5/22/2013 PDX 45 Y N
5/22/2013 OKC 38 Y N
5/22/2013 SAT 9mm Y Y
5/22/2013 ATL 9mm Y Y
5/22/2013 AUS 40 Y Y
5/22/2013 DFW 40 N N
5/22/2013 CLT 380 Y N
5/23/2013 DTW 38 Y N
5/23/2013 PHL 25 Y N
5/23/2013 BIS 22 Y N
5/23/2013 MCI 38 Y Y
5/23/2013 DAL 380 Y Y
5/23/2013 IAH 410 Y N
5/23/2013 DTW 32 Y N
5/23/2013 IAH 40 Y N
5/23/2013 SLC 22 Y Y
5/23/2013 ATL 40 N N

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