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Have gun -- won’t travel.

Last year, the Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 1,828 firearms at airports nationwide, a 20% increase from 2012, according to a study by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

The tally represents the fifth year in a row that the number of guns confiscated by the TSA has increased.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the world’s busiest airport -- had the greatest number of uncovered guns, 110, according to the study. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport came in second with 98 guns, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston came in third with 67.

A vast majority of the confiscated guns -- 84% -- were loaded when TSA officials found them, the study said.

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