TSA releases report on weapons found in carry-on bags in one week nationwide

A cache of weaponry – including 58 firearms – was found by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in carry-on luggage bags in a one-week period recently in various airports nationwide. TSA reported that 54 of the firearms were loaded and 21 had a round chambered.

Between February 27 and March 5, TSA agents also discovered various knives, a stun cane and a checked bag in Palm Springs, California that contained an ammunition box with three live ground burst simulators, two live M83 smoke grenades and one insert practice grenade.

“You can travel with your firearms in checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline,” the official TSA website states, as well as details of how to properly travel with your (legal) firearm. “Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.”

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TSA reported: A checked bag containing an ammunition box with the following was discovered at Palm Springs (PSP) : Three live ground burst simulators, Two live M83 smoke grenades and one inert practice grenade.

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TSA reported: Left – Right, these knives were discovered in carry-on bags at IAH, IAH, IAD, ORD and PVD.

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TSA reported: Another stun cane (one was found at OGG last week) was discovered in the carry-on property of a Kahului (OGG) traveler.

H/T: Sacramento Bee


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