TSA Finds Record Number of Firearms in One Day


A record number of firearms was uncovered by the Transportation Security Administration on Feb. 23. (Credit: TSA)

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U.S. airports have been breaking records for total volume of passengers in the last few years.

Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration has been breaking records for the volume of firearms that security officers find on passengers and in their carry-on luggage.

Last year, TSA agents seized 3,391 firearms at the nation’s airports, a 28% increase from 2015. That’s an average of nine firearms a day.

Now, the TSA has set a fresh record. On Feb. 23, agents at various airports uncovered 21 firearms in a single day, breaking the previous one-day high of 18 firearms found on June 4, 2014.

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