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Record-number of guns confiscated on U.S. airports

Staff Writer | August 9, 2017
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscated a record number of guns from carry-on bags during the last week of July.
Air travel   TSA discovered a record 96 firearms
"TSA discovered a record 96 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation.

"The previous record of 89 firearms was set last month," the agency said on its blog.

"Of the 96 firearms discovered, 85 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered."

Although gun laws vary by state and locality, TSA said travelers who bring firearms through airport checkpoints can be arrested and fined up to $11,000.

The airport with the most confiscated guns was Atlanta, with 10.

In addition to nearly 100 guns, TSA found a variety of other weapons, including an inert grenade inside the shoe of a checked bag.

TSA reminded passengers not to bring grenades into airports.