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A hand grenade at LAX points to growing security problem
A hand grenade at LAX points to growing security problem

A section of Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated last week when a Stanford University professor was arrested on charges of bringing a World War II-era grenade through a security checkpoint in a carry-on bag. It has become an all-too-common problem. Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 136 inert, replica or novelty hand grenades at U.S. airports in 2013. In addition to the grenades, TSA screeners discovered 1,813 firearms, a 16.5% increase from 2012. The 2013 weapons tally represents the fifth year in a row that the number of guns confiscated by the TSA has increased. Why? One explanation is that more people are flying on commercial flights since the end...

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