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Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada
Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada

People who are leaving on a jet plane pack clothes, toiletries and often something to pass the time. Passengers also pack heat, according to a Transportation Security Administration report released on Friday that explains that 2014 hit the bull’s eye with a record number of guns seized by agents. The TSA said it discovered 2,212 firearms in carry-on bags at 224 airports -- about six a day. About 83% of the confiscated guns were loaded, the department said. Last year’s number represented a 22% increase from 2013, when 1,813 firearms were discovered. The number of firearms discovered at TSA checkpoints has risen nearly every year since 2005. The TSA is part of the...

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