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TSA finds 20% more guns in carry-on bags in 2015, and most are loaded

TSA finds 20% more guns in carry-on bags in 2015, and most are loaded

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said.

The Transportation Security Administration said that it found 2,653 firearms, 20% more than in 2014, and that 83% of them contained ammunition. 

The agency suggested that the increase may be the result of better search techniques by airport screeners, although a moderate uptick in the number of travelers also may have contributed.

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