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The TSA has topped last year’s record number of. Screeners spotted more than 4,000 firearms in carry-on bags so far this year – nearly 300 in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport alone. Last year, the TSA saw the numbers jump 17 percent and nearly eight out of the ten guns seized were loaded.
CBS News’ Kris Van Cleave looked through records from last year to try and understand why this is happening. Most cases appear to be an innocent mistake of a flyer simply forgetting the gun is in that bag, especially because many of the airports that see the most weapons at checkpoints are in states with looser gun laws. But we also found cases that are raising some questions about airport security.
The article goes on to state the following:
Just 10 airports accounted for nearly a third of all incidents last year. Through Freedom of Information requests we were able to review police records from seven of the airports and found that the majority involved men, mostly white. Most ranged in age from their 30s to their 50s but guns were found in the luggage of an 84-year-old woman, a 10-year-old boy, an airport worker, and a pastor from Texas who told police he forgot the gun was in his backpack.
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